Starbright Curios

"English Garden" pincushion & sewing kit in a vintage china sugar bowl


This adorable English Garden pincushion is also a sewing kit.  Lift the top and inside you'll find all the supplies to make emergency repairs or do small sewing tasks.  It contains a selection of threads, needles, straight pins, ball head pins, safety pins, buttons, a needle threader, and more.  

The pincushion, trees and sheep are needle felted from 100% virgin wool.  The pincushion sits in a vintage china sugar bowl trimmed in 14-karat gold. The mushroom house, trees and sheep are on pins so you can move them around the yard just for fun!

Perfect for students, seniors or anyone with limited space for a larger sewing kit.  It also makes an adorable decoration or housewarming gift!  Great gift for quilters and sewers too.

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 fibres to matt together into a solid fabric or a sculpture.   This is slow work, but very meditative, relaxing, and fun! 

Wool is an eco-friendly renewable resource. The sheep thank you for enjoying a product that begins with them.

Handmade with Joy by Wendy and Janet!

Please click here  Starbright Curios to see our shop for additional pincushions and to take a peek at the other fun things we make.

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