May 14

Wool felt swirl-ey pincushion

2014-10-06T17:59:25+00:00 May 14th, 2008|

For a swap I mailed last week I had to make a pincushion. I made it out of a thrifted Gap sweater that was slightly felted. I nested swirls of strips inside an (empty) can of blueberries from a muffin mix (a little bit wider and shorter than a tuna can). I wanted to do something a little different from the “cupcake” type of pincushion, but I like the idea of using bits of sweaters still and was running low on energy, time, and ideas. I think it turned out pretty well, and the can gives it a nice weight so it doesn’t just flop around or slip away when you try to stuff pins into it.