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Starbright Curios

Needle Felted Barrel Cactus Pincushion

Needle Felted Barrel Cactus Pincushion or Decoration

This beautiful needle felted cactus can do double duty as both a pin cushion and as a sweet little decoration.  This is one cactus you just can't kill.  Makes a great desk buddy too!

It’s made from 100% virgin wool and is sitting in a mini clay pot.  The cactus features a lovely assortment of moveable acrylic flower beads and various pins and needles.  The acrylic flower beads are attached with pins so you can move the flowers around to your own taste.  If you prefer to use your pin cushion as a decoration only, you can simply remove the pins.  The pincushions come with all the accessories (flower beads, pins and needles) that you see in the photos.

The barrel cactus is 5" tall (8 cm).  The clay pot is 2.25" x 2.25" (6 cm x 6 cm).

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.  The felting needles have tiny barbs going in one direction.  When the needle is stabbed into carded wool fibres (unspun wool), the barbs 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 going, but very meditative, relaxing, and fun!  

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.

Note: We offer free pick-up/local delivery in Stittsville, Kanata and Calabogie.  If you prefer to have your item shipped, please select shipping at checkout for pricing.  We always check for more economical shipping options.  If the difference between your checkout price and the actual cost is more than $1, we will issue a refund for the difference in shipping.

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