Thursday, February 23, 2012

update on Vintage Pincushions

The original post is here if you missed it. Here is a before picture:

before renovation

and after. Margaret embellished a vintage silk cloth, and used the original stuffing and lace.

It has been established that the stuffing was, in fact, kapok, as most of you indicated in your comments. I bought a bag of kapok on ebay to use in a future project so we just compared the two.

kapok

Thanks to all of you who weighed in with your thoughts.

8 comments:

Jeannie said...

Margaret did a beautiful job restoring the pin cushion. I had never heard of kapok except as an alternative to down in ski coats. Interesting!

Notjustnat said...

Margaret did a great job on the pin cushion. Keep the original lace and stuffing is terrific idea - thanks Deanna for the update - Hugs Nat

aracne said...

The pin cushion is lovely, this kind of conservative restauration is the best when it is so skilfully done.

Martine said...

kapok........my mother used it to stuff everything but never heard the word since then.
XXXm

Rachel said...

A lovely restoration!

liniecat said...

yes a lovely restoration, sympathetic to the original. nice to see the after pics too Deanna, thanks.
Something very nostalgic about handling kapok, it always did give a nice result, glad its still available!

karen said...

I love how your friend has transformed the pin cushion....

Serena said...

awesome. was that stuff easy to come by at that time in that area? i've never heard of this stuff before.

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