Handmade Pincushion No 23

$55.00

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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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 soft blue reminiscent of the blue water depicted on an old map. The top of the pincushion is a hand stitched using a soft beige Japanese sashiko thread chosen to complement the base. Indigo cloth 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.

Details-

Approx. 2 1/2″ tall x 2″ in diameter

Base- Porcelain with stitched accents on one side

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.

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 3 in