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Starbright Curios

Needle Felted Mushroom Garden Pincushion and Sewing Kit in Vintage Spode China Teacup

This charming mushroom garden pincushion is also a sewing kit. Lift the top and inside you will find all the supplies to make emergency repairs or do small sewing tasks. It contains a selection of threads, needles, straight pins, safety pins, buttons, needle threader and more. Everything you see in the photos is included.

The pincushion and mushrooms are needle felted from 100% virgin wool.  The pincushion has a cork backing so it doesn't slip when you are sewing. The pincushion sits in a vintage Spode "Rose Briar" pattern china teacup. The teacup has been securely glued to the saucer for stability.

The pincushion is decorated with acrylic flower beads, scissors charm, buttons and colourful pins. This is a very useful item and a great way to dress up your sewing room.
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 or 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 fibers 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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