Part of the Found and Foraged Collection. These small batch pincushions are handmade in every way. A sewing supply that adds beauty to your creative space, and truly feels comforting to hold in your hand. The bases are created by ceramic artist Kristen Ballou, and the tops are created by me.
Kristen’s pieces for this collection are inspired taking the simple, the everyday and making it special. Her yunomi-inspired bases for these pincushions (which translates to the Japanese everyday tea cup), were glazed using a spectrum of ancient colors, those reminiscent of centuries past. Each glaze is different, as is each cup, so none are purposefully the same. All are designed to cradle easily in the palm of your hand.
The glaze of this pincushion is a matte French blue-green, like a mermaid’s fin. The top of the pincushion is a hand stitched using a Japanese sashiko thread, white with tiny accents of peach to complements the base. Indigo layered on the top, inspired by Japanese Boro cloth.
Keep this special pincushion on your work table to remind you of the time honored tradition of beautiful, thoughtful handwork.
- Approx. 3 1/2″ tall x 2 3/4″ in diameter
- Base- Porcelain
- Top- Vintage and upcycled denim scraps in a dark indigo blue, with 100% cotton sashiko thread.
The Wise Craft Handmade Found and Foraged Collections are handmade, small and limited. Always thoughtful and special. A wonderful way for me to stay inspired and keep producing original work. Each new collection of pieces allow me to play with new creative ideas, concepts, and materials. It has been pure joy to work on these pieces.