Sunday, 12 February 2012

Giveaway

Last April I promised to give away my brick stitch embroidery that I would make into a pincushion. It took me ten months to actually start the sewing, but this past Friday I did, and I finished it yesterday.

It’s embroidered in wool on a linen fabric, and the design is a 14th century German one, the pattern of which can be found on the Medieval Arts and Crafts blog. The mustard fabric is a wool blend with a cotton interlining, decorated with simple embroidery at the seams. The pincushion has a base (8,5x9,5 cm) of cloth covered cardboard to prevent pins and needles to go through. The colours are not “me” as I said before (which is why I’m giving it away in the first place), but I still think it has a certain what’s it.

The pincushion is not medieval. I’ve never seen one in pictures, so I’ve no idea if they even existed, or how they looked if they did (if anyone knows more than me about this, please tell me). It can however give a medievalish flavour to your modern day sewing table, box or basket.

If you would like the chance to receive this, please post a comment. The giveaway is open until midnight Sunday next (19 February), after which I will randomly pick a winner.

19 comments:

  1. It's beautiful!

    And the colors are so very me. Thanks for making it a give-away. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

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  2. Wow, that is gorgeous. I would love to win this! :)

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  3. This is beautiful! I am a new follower on your blog; I have really enjoyed it so far and I look forward to reading what you have to say.

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  4. Väldigt vacker. Jag hade gärna vunnit den, har en tendens att sprida ut mina pyssel och därmed mina nålar. Brukar sluta med att jag har en liten hög liggandes på datorbordet tills jag orkar gå och lägga dem i nålburken. Hade varit praktiskt med en så fin nåldyna som man desutom kan ha framme som prydnad!

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  5. That is an amazing pincushion!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  6. I love those colors! I would love to have a most peculiar pin cushion, if you can pry it away from your husband. :)

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  7. Thank you so much! I love this pin cushion- the embroidery is so detailed and pretty!
    I love your blog, thanks for all the interesting posts!
    -Julia
    coenobita54 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. Lovely pincushion! I don't have the patience to do embroidery like that but I so would like to have a beautiful thing like this!

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  9. You always do such beautiful work! Congratulations on the new little one. :)

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  10. It's a really beautiful piece of work! I would love to put it here in my sewing corner.
    And while I'm commenting - I really appreciate your blog and your writing! Thank you!

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  11. Jag vill vara med! Den var ju jättesnygg och själv är jag värdelös på att brodera.

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  12. Jag vinner gärna, den är ju jättefin! Jag är också imponerad av att du hunnit sy nu med din lille och allt!

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  13. That is a very pretty pin cushion and beautifully stitched. Thank you for offering it for a give away.... (hope its for me :-))

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  14. Lisa mail: lolisosa at gmail.com18 February 2012 at 00:39

    Well, obviously I'm interested too. It's lovely

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  15. I would love to have something so pretty made in the land of my forefathers.

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  16. Thank you for posting the link to my blog. It is nice to see this pattern in colors other than those I chose to use. I really like the red, it's a beautiful pincushion!

    -Kathy Storm

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  17. Thank you! I think it's the polite thing to do, to give credit where it's due :)

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