Making Fabulous Pincushions: 93 Designs for Spectacular and Unusual Projects

Making Fabulous Pincushions: 93 Designs for Spectacular and Unusual Projects

by Joe Packham, Jo Packham
     
 
"...an absolute wealth of creative ways to `stick it': an old shoe covered with antique laces...a birdhouse cage for gathering together sewing materials; and a rose wristband....Truly decorative accessories that might prompt the coinage of a new phrase, `pretty as a pincushion.'"—Booklist. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 11.

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"...an absolute wealth of creative ways to `stick it': an old shoe covered with antique laces...a birdhouse cage for gathering together sewing materials; and a rose wristband....Truly decorative accessories that might prompt the coinage of a new phrase, `pretty as a pincushion.'"—Booklist. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 11.

Editorial Reviews

Barbara Jacobs
More than just places to store sharp sewing objects, the pincushions detailed here also include sewing organizers, needle keepers, and the like. The general instructions up front are a bit disorganized, skipping from specific stitch directions (e.g., how to complete a bullion petal stitch) to lamination. In addition, many of the 93 projects demand more than stitchery skills; clay sculpturing and woodworking are also incorporated into some of the patterns. Minor flaws aside, Packham presents an absolute wealth of creative ways to "stick it" : an old shoe covered with antique laces and exquisite fabrics and stuffed; cushions formed in the shape of fruits and animals (e.g., rabbit, turtle); a birdhouse cage for gathering together sewing materials; and a rose wristband for traveling sewers. Truly decorative accessories that might prompt the coinage of a new phrase, "pretty as a pincushion."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806909943
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.65(d)

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