Starbright Curios

Needle Felt and Lace Doily Pincushion in Vintage China Teacup

Needle Felt and Lace Doily Pin Cushion in a Vintage China Teacup
This beautiful pincushion is needle felted from 100% virgin wool with a handmade vintage lace doily sewn on top.  It's decorated with ribbon roses and comes with all the colourful pins shown in the photos.  The teacup is vintage Foley bone china in an unusual shade of mossy/mint green with gold swirls and flowers.  The cup has been firmly glued to the saucer for stability.
Perfect for quilters, sewers, or crafters.  It also makes an adorable decoration!
Needle felting is the art of creating three-dimensional objects from wool fibres using a special felting needle.  Wool fibres have tiny scales which will lock together when agitated with hot soapy water or in this case, with a felting needle.  When the needle is stabbed into carded wool (unspun wool), the barbs on the needle catch the wool fibres and force them together and inwards, but not back out again.  This action repeated over and over, causes the wool fibers to matt together into a solid fabric or a sculpture.   This is slow work, but very meditative, relaxing, and fun! 
Note:  this is a pincushion only - it does not contain a sewing kit.

Handmade with Joy by Wendy and Janet!

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