A new batch of Found and Foraged Pincushions
I just listed a new limited batch of pincushions in the shop. Part of the Found and Foraged Collection, these are a collaboration between myself and potter Kristen Ballou. She hand makes the cups, and I hand stitch the tops.
In creating these pieces, Kristen draws her inspiration from Japanese “yunomi” everyday teacups. These are used in traditional Japanese homes, designed to be comforting to hold, useful, and beautiful. Kristen describes her pieces better than I do.
“…inspired by European and Asian mid century potters who create touchable, functional yet almost delicate wares, with varied textures and colors. With these small pieces, I wanted them to resonate an old-world ambience. Almost like that of the feel and tone of an antique map, muted, grounded, useful.”
These beautiful pieces are handmade in every way. I love the mottled surface that Kristen has created.
Our sewing supplies should be inspiring and beautiful, don’t you think?
The stitching on the top of each pincushion is a Japanese Sashiko stitch pattern. Done with a variety of indigo, blue, and amber threads.