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A Good Vintage Pincushion
Designed by Carol Tinson 2006 ©

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Please respect that this design is copyrighted and is for your own personal use and is not for resale in any format.

Fabric: 28 count Permin Linen ­ Colour Shell
Design Size: 33 stitches wide x 47 stitches high
Cut two pieces of 14 count / 28 count piece of fabric approx 5 _"" x 7" (one for the back and one for the front of the design).

This design can be worked on Aida or Evenweave fabrics. If you work this design on an evenweave fabric then every square on the chart represents working over two threads of the fabric.





 Caron Collection
Wildflowers - Bordeaux

 Cross Stitch ­ use as it is


 Caron Collection
Soie Cristale #2001

 Cross Stitch ­ use 2 strands of thread


 Caron Collection
Soie Cristale #2010

 Backstitch ­ use a single strand of thread


Complete all the cross stitches first.

Caron Collection Wildflowers is a single ply thread and should be used as it is. Work each individual cross stitch before moving onto the next to help to create a continuous colour flow.

The Soie Cristale is a 12 stranded silk thread and you should use 2 strands for the cross stitch and a single strand for the backstitch''

The dotted black line on the chart is where you should stitch the front and the back together. The solid black outer line is where you will cut the fabric once the stitching is completed. I would suggest using Fraycheck or similar around this cut edge to prevent the fabric from fraying.

A Cross stitch on evenweave fabric.

Cut out another piece of fabric the same size for the back and work your initials and the date on this back piece

This embroidery has been created from a larger sampler design called
A Good Vintage and is available on my website.

Heirloom Embroideries 66 Hull Road, Hessle, Hull. England


To Make Into a Pincushion

1. Place Fraycheck or similar around the cutting edge line as indicated on the chart to prevent fraying. Wait for it to dry and then cut out the two pieces.

2. Place the two pieces of fabric, right sides together and sew around three sides of the fabric at the place indicated on the chart. The two side edges and the bottom edge. Leave the top edge open.

3. Fold over the top edges of the fabric to the back of the embroidery and lightly press so it holds its position.

4. Carefully turn your fabric the right way round so the right side of the embroidery is now on the outside.

5. Push the two top edges of the fabric together, with the pre-folded seams now on the inside. With matching thread, carefully ladder stitch the two sides together. When you get to the middle stop sewing and through the remaining gap fill with some dried uncooked rice or bran (this gives it some weight) or some fibrefill toy stuffing. You may prefer to make a small muslin bag filled with the stuffing of your choice and then place it inside the pincushion prior to stitching the seams together to prevent the filling from coming through the linen fabric. This could depend on the weave of the fabric you have used. Now finish stitching up the remaining gap.

6. In each of the four corners apply some small tassels or apply a beaded fringe around the four sides to make it more decorative.

Designed by Carol Tinson 2006 ©

Heirloom Embroideries 66 Hull Road, Hessle, Hull. England

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