Handmade Pincushion No 33


Part of the Found and Foraged Collection. We make our lives better with special pieces like these. May we never stop making.

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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 porcelain 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, none are purposefully the same. All are designed to cradle easily in the palm of your hand.

The glaze of this pincushion is a mottled soft blue, with an actual stitched detail (see photos). The top of the pincushion is a blue sashiko cloth, hand stitched with variegated Japanese sashiko thread, chosen to complement the base.

Keep this special pincushion on your work table to remind you of the time honored tradition of beautiful, thoughtful handwork.


Approx. 2 3/4″ tall x 2″ in diameter

Base- Porcelain

Top- Navy cotton sashiko cloth, hand stitched in a star pattern using variegated  cotton sashiko thread


These pincushions are part of the Wise Craft Handmade Found and Foraged Collections. Small batch handmade and limited releases, but always thoughtful and special.

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 3 in

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