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I am the first to admit that embroidered silk is not the most practical choice for a pincushion (for the record, I have never claimed to be practical!!). Honestly, I like to think of this item as more of a jewelry roll - somewhere to park your fancy vintage brooches between wearings. I have discovered the best place to park your brooches is directly over the embroidered section, as the additional thread added with the machine embroidery adds substance and strength to those areas. This particular pincushion is made in two steps. There is an inside pillow made from cotton sheeting and stuffed with fiberfill, so the embroidered silk is simply a fancy cover. The ends of the bolster are gathered to emphasize the shape and highlight the embroidery. This is NOT intended to be a dog toy, so even if Auggie Doggie claims it looks like a sausage, do not fall for his wagging tail and sad eyes! One of my favorite new uses for these diminutive bolsters is to hold my bracelets - I have them in abundance, charm bracelets, beaded bracelets, and especially, beaded bracelets on stretchy thread. I just love the way these look with a bracelet or two slipped over them. That way, they are not messing up my jewelry box,
I don’t have to dig through those hanging on hooks. And, you might have guessed this,
I am NOT a minimalist, so I love having these little silk pillows here and there.

This particular pincushion is machine embroidered on a pale and creamy tan dupioni silk.
Even with machine embroidery, not all are created equally, and the stitches on this fabric most resemble crewelwork done by hand. Very pretty. This sausage-shaped pillow is 7” long by 3” high and is 8.5” around, will compress an inch for bracelets.

I think the last photo,the closeup, best depicts the color.
It is a rich tan, appears lighter when in direct sunlight.

Handmade Pincushion or Jewelry Roll - embroidered silk - tan with crewel stitching

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: machine embroidered dupioni silk, thread, cotton sheeting, poly fiberfill
  • Only ships to United States from Minnesota, United States.
  • Feedback: 178 reviews
  • Favorited by: 18 people