Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pillow for Teneriffe Lace

FRONT OF PILLOW

BACK OF PILLOW

Found this little pillow at the thriftstore for 99¢ and thought it was a pincushion. It is 4" in diameter. I have since been told that it is a pillow used to make Teneriffe Lace and there is a partially finished piece of lace on the pillow. Wish I knew how this pillow originated and who owned it. I have looked through some lace books but do not find this type of pillow. I do hope to use it to make some Teneriffe Lace. If anyone knows anything about this pillow, please leave a comment or e-mail me.

5 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Many, many moons ago when I was on holiday in Teneriffe I saw an old lady making this type of lace on a pillow. Sorry, that doesn't help much but I wanted to boast!!!

LadyDoc said...

Just stumbled across your blog (at this post) while doing some Teneriffe lace research on the 'net. You and I have a lot of interests in common. Heading off now to check out your more recent posts.

Alice Cook said...

I don't know if you've found out what this little pillow is yet or not but I believe it is a Japanese Koppo teneriffe lacemaking cushion from the 1950s. I am looking for one myself so that I can get into making teneriffe lace. If you have any interest in selling it I would be happy to buy it from you. Thanks!

deanna7trees said...

you didn't comment with an e-mail address so i hope you'll look back here, Alice. yes, i do know it's for teneriffe lace and i have used it a couple of times. sorry, but i'm not interested in selling it.

Sarah Bradberry said...

A few months late in relying but it isn't a koppo cushion. I have one and they are different and larger.

If you're still looking for directions on how to use it, you can find Alexandra Stilwell's book on the subject online for free (with her permission).

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