Post date: Jun 10, 2012 10:23:26 PM
Last year, Jane Darling and I went to SOAR (Spin-Off Autumn Retreat). SOAR is basically a convention for all things fiber related, with a focus on spinning. While we were there, we saw some darling pin cushions. The cushions were felted balls in a small basket. Jane is a basket weaver and I am a felter - how convenient! We looked at each other and decided to make two of them, one for each of us.
This is what we came up with:
Now I have been working with fiber way too long to not already have a dandy pin cushion. In fact, I really love my pin cushion. It is a monster of a pin cushion that I made about a year ago to accommodate all my different types of pins. It is made of some fantastically lime green wool fabric and is a beast of about six inches in diameter.
But my collaboration with Jane is just too beautiful, and so it has become a joy to use for my felting needles while I work! Oh joy! Thank you Jane!