Winter Cottage

Winter Cottage

Primitive handmade goods and hooked rugs.

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Old linen toweling with red stripes has been cut to form a divided pocket on a linen base heart. A vintage "underwear" button threaded with cotton twill tape (which was the purpose of these buttons) is sewn on to the center of the heart dividing the pocket. The pocket is taut, not loose, however there is room for sticking a twig or flower stem inside. At the point of the heart, there is a spot of wear, original to the toweling, adding lovely character to the piece. The heart is stuffed with wool. It measures about 7 inches tall and is about 5 inches across at the widest point.


So primitive! A really nice reproduction fabric combined with a primly stitched applique shamrock on a field of vintage linen, surrounded on the edges with hand stitched embroidery stitches, all come together in this sweet 5 inch square bowl filler or pinkeep. The backing is another great reproduction print and is signed by the maker. That’s me, of course! Local carded wool was used to stuff the pinkeep so your pins will be kept nice and sharp and rust free. It will be packaged nicely and shipped straight away. My studio is free of pets and smoke.
I love how this turned out. It looks like I could have found it in a box of treasures at an antique store. The shamrock is created by rug punching with hand dyed and aged 100% wool yarn, so the variation in shades is charming. The background is an open weave linen from Scotland. The shamrock is surrounded by a wreath of cross stitches worked in cotton thread. The back is a piece of reproduction fabric and bears my signature. It is firmly stuffed with local carded wool so if using as a pinkeep, your pins will stay sharp and rust free. The height is about two inches and the circumference is almost six inches.