[HNW] beaded pincushions

CLEY cley56 at comcast.net
Fri May 27 06:58:20 PDT 2011


I could see beading the sides of it so you could use it as a pincushion, 
but otherwise, erm, no.

Arlys


On 5/27/2011 5:59 AM, cameronfamily3 at juno.com wrote:
>
>    Hmm.  No, I've never even heard of a solidly beaded pincushion; but 
> your reasoning seems -- well, reasonable.  I'd be very leery of 
> actually using such an item for the very reason that you state.  Maybe 
> you could bead just the top piece of the pincushion and mount it as an 
> art object?  It really doesn't sound very practical as something for 
> everyday use.
>
>    Havoise . . . or Ellen, or whomever she happens to be
>
> Has anyone used a beaded pincushion? I mean one that is solidly beaded? I
> ask because I am smitten by a kit for a beaded pincushion (sewn onto 
> cross
> stitch fabric).
>
> It doesn't seem logical to me that you could use a beaded pincushion 
> unless
> you slip the needles in-between the thread holding the beads I should 
> that,
> over time, this wears out the thread and the beads break off?
>
> I'm also interested in making myself a new needlepoint pincushion, so if
> using a beaded one is not advised, I do have a "back up plan"
>
> Please advise.
>
> --Kathryn
> SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
> "too many centuries...too little time"
>
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