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Thread: What is a biscornu? Watch this video and read article

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    read the article and at the bottom is the video to click on to watch

    http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/...-tutorial.html

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    Very cute--thanks!

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    Thanks for the link, maybe French for Pin Cushion? LOL!

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    From Google

    A biscornu is an interesting little eight-sided pincushion that has become very popular in recent months. The word biscornu (sometimes written biscournu) is derived from a French adjective, meaning skewed, quirky or irregular. My husband, ever the linguist, tells me that it literally means "two horned." Many English speakers, especially those from the Southern United States, think that biscornu is a cognate of the word biscuit. Well, it is similar in shape and size to a hand-pressed biscuit! Regardless, biscornu are basically made from two embroidered squares sewn together on point; the corner of one square meets the middle of the other as the two pieces are whip-stitched together and stuffed, creating the a quirky, skewed pillow. Additionally, many are finished off with a button in the center of the design top and bottom.
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    I am guessing her hubby is right,,,a unicorn has one horn,"bi" suggests two....so I see the word meshing from that...funny looking things..In other words its a Wonky Pincushion!!! LOL!

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    How interesting! Thank you for posting this.

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    Remember Miss Muffet who sat on a tuffet? A biscornu is a tuffet in some countries. I received instructions on how to make these from two people in two weeks, one from Canada and one from New Zealand, one called it a tuffet and the other a biscornu. I have made many of these and they make wonderful quick gifts. A fun thing to make but I never pieced one. Wonder how that would look?
    Try one, you'll like it.

    Carol J.

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    LOVELY !!! Looks like a WINNER ! ! !

    THANKS !!

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