[HNW] beaded pincushions

Chiara Francesca chiara.francesca at gmail.com
Fri May 27 07:25:13 PDT 2011


WOW!

Google images brings up some absolutely beautiful beaded pin cushions. Who knew! :D

♫
Chiara Francesca
(said in my best southern drawl) You want a silver lining to that sad, little, cloud; come sit by me. :)


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: needlework-bounces+chiara.francesca=gmail.com at lists.ansteorra.org] On
: Behalf Of CLEY
: Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 6:58 AM
: To: Historic Needlework
: Subject: Re: [HNW] beaded pincushions
: 
: 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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