Fishtail Heart Pincushion
Fishtail Heart Pincushion is sure to delight you wherever you choose to use this. This primitive style heart has a strong resemblance to a fishtail, which is where the name comes from.
The base happens to be a vintage glass lined pewter salt shaker. Inside the shaker, I’ve added a wood dowel to give the Fishtail Heart Pincushion extra support, because who wants a floppy heart? No-one.
20 Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons
Before the heart was sewn together, 20 vintage mother of pearl buttons were added. The contrast of the chestnut brown upholstery fabric which has a slight sheen and the mat finish of the buttons is beautiful and unique. This Fishtail Heart Pincushion is one of a kind
To complete the look, the hand crocheted trim of a vintage hankie was the right fit.
Tip to tip the heart measures 4 3/4” wide and is 9” tall. One of a Kind.
About Raven’s Thyme Pincushions.
Our pincushions are much more than a pincushion. They are also known as a pin keep or make do. The pincushions that we create are much more of a make do, however many people have no idea what that is.
A make do is usually a pincushion that has been created by using a variety of components.
First, we begin with the base which happens to be vintage or antique. It can be a candle stick, sugar/creamer, teapot, salt shakers, ceramic creamer, piece of pottery, shoe etc… As you can see the possibilities are endless. Often times these may sit in waiting for a long time, waiting for the right components.
Often these may be imperfect which I believe adds to the charm of the finished creation.
Next, choosing the fabrics and trim. Normally the beginning point is going through a huge bag of cushions ready to be used. Then to match up with textiles that accent or enhance the base. Once this is completed it’s on to the final step.
Last phase is joining the components together and filling in any missing accents. Here is where the bins of trims come out. The hunt for the finishing touches is in full swing. Often that means also pulling out the buttons (only vintage).
Finally the works of my love and labor are pulled together for another make-do.