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My life is in stitches - literally!. I stitch whenever I can find the time – or make time. When I don't embroider, I am most likely thinking about it.
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Tulipa pin cushion

from Anna Scott Embroidery
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Tulipa pin cushion
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Tulipa pin cushion Tulipa pin cushion - Crewel Work

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic embroidery stitches

Pattern Description:

The crewelwork pin cushion is part of a small collection of needlework accessories that I have called 'Tulipa' that was inspired by the pattern on an old Hungarian plate - only stitched in much brighter colours.
'Tulipa' pin cushion is a fabulous little project, if you are new to crewel work, want to try few different stitches or are looking for a quick, small project. The pincushion will look fabulous with the scissor case to match.

This pattern contains full size embroidery design, clear colour photographs and diagrams and detailed instructions to guide you step-by-step through stitching this design.

Crewel embroidery is one of my favourite embroidery techniques. From the traditional Jacobean to the more contemporary, I love to play with colour, design and texture there is so much to explore. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The pin cushion measures 10cm (4") square


  • 25cm (10") square of ivory 45-count linen (or firmly woven, medium weight cotton)
  • 15cm (6") square of print cotton
  • Fibre-fill
  • 2 x 6mm (1/4") buttons
  • 15cm (6") embroidery hoop
  • no. 4 crewel needle
  • 8 shades of fine crewel wool

You Will Also Need:

  • A stitch directory might be helpful - detailed diagrams shows you how to apply the stitches to the design.

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