Thursday, 22 June 2017

Folk Art Sailor Pincushions

July's workshop is coming up very soon and I thought you might like to see what we will be making.



This is an antique Sailor's sweetheart pincushion from the V&A museum collection.

Sailors made them on the long journeys at sea for their sweethearts back home. Often they were made with beautiful embroidery, motifs which reminded them of the subjects closest to their hearts, patriotic or religious themes.

They featured pins which were pushed into the cushions in decorative patterns. They are heirlooms and social history and things of wonderous beauty!




We will be using these as our inspiration to make an heirloom of our own. We will use embroidery, needle felting, beading and found objects to make an exquisite picture. 

If you fancy joining us for the day on the 8th July 2017, in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, there are a couple of spaces still available. The cost is £65 and includes all materials. Leave a comment and contact me through my website: www.paulawatkins.co.uk

4 comments:

  1. Damn this Embroidery Digitizing work is amazing and I really appreciate it for sharing :)

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  2. Beautiful post. I am really entralled by embroidery digitized designs. Thank you for bringing this to people like me.

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