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Old 08-10-2007, 12:31 PM
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I have a Ewesful pincushion, and it is made of pure handfelted wool according to the tag. They're very pretty pincushions and they really do keep the needles and pins sharp. The company is Brush Hollow Studios out of Viroqua, WI. Miranda, I guess if you and Heather can pull a pile of wool off the sheep you could try felting, dying and rolling it into balls. Don't tell the sheep this was my idea, huh???!
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:33 PM
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Nah, Leslee, we won't tell them it was your idea...
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:49 PM
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This is just a little off the subject. I have a computer mouse pad, with the spongy black side out that I put on the wall in my sewing room. That is where I put threaded needles. The teacup idea is pretty cute, and thrift stores are packed with cute ones that somebody cleaned out of grandma's house. Sara
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:54 PM
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Define. Which cute ones? ready-made pin cushions, cups and saucers or both? Guess I am getting confused.

Where can we get some real sheep wool? that would be nice to use. Doesn't it have natural lanolin in the wool? That would be nice to work with.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:24 PM
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June,
Thanks once again for the 2nd pincushion pattern. These are just too cute.
I do want to use these as gifts, but would like them to be useable too.
Glad there are so many of you interested in the same thing.
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:07 PM
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Ty, I tried to read the posts backwards and could not find where you might have given a description of the pin cushion pattern you have. Since you bought the pattern you might not be able to she it as such, but you can tell us what it looks like or send us a photo (of the pattern) or the finished project. I am really curious. Tell us!

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Old 08-10-2007, 05:25 PM
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I just GOTTA share this one with you. They are not FREE but they are so darn clever.

http://www.thecalicocat.com/patterns-pincushions.htm You must see the
"Little Banty Chick" because it is the cutest thing.

Then take a look at this link:

http://www.quiltingworks.com/patterns/chicken-pin-cushion-pattern.htm


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Old 08-10-2007, 07:12 PM
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Sorry I didn't mention the pattern I just bought - I got it from Connecting Threads, thru the catalog. They are called "Mama's Pincushions".
It is a kit with 4 different patterns and 12 FQ's included. The patterns are:
Apple Core, Grandmothers Flower Garden, Honeycomb and Tumbler.
Y'all probably already have these patterns available and could just adapt them for the pincushions.
Thanks for the new sites too. I saw where you could buy the emery sand from one of them.
Very helpful, but I think I'm going to try the steel wool first.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:02 PM
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Speaking of "EWE"sful pincushions and wool....
I live on a sheep farm...maybe I could grab a handful of wool next time I'm out! LOL!
(What do you think, Heather?)[/quote]

Better be careful we might want you to shear one and send us all a fistful of raw wool to stuff pincushions. :lol: what do you think about that?
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:43 PM
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This link is listed above, but I list it again because on that page, it lists emery sand for sale to put in the strawberry part of the pin cushion, and also mentions fine sand as the stuffing for the tomato parts.

http://www.thecalicocat.com/patterns-pincushions.htm
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