Sunday, October 30, 2011

fiber and books

over on the book arts list serv
tirelessly maintained by peter verheyan
a message came through:
Many of you know how obsessed I am with collecting, researching and making book-shaped objects. In my collection I have many sewing-related objects. Recently, I've been making some tiny felted book-shaped pin cushions in historic binding styles. I have a little edition of 15 (all different) and can make custom, even monogrammed ones. If you are interested, let me know I have some photos. They'd be a good holiday gift.
well, i had to write and see: 
then i wrote back 
asking about their colors:
these are perfect gifts for the sewing/book obsessed
tiny medieval book pin cushions
email her at:
tell her i sent you!
 i sure do think they're nifty
and there's another pin cushion i just saw and liked:
needle book and pin cushion combined
mindy, kaite; brilliant!
mine is 25 years old, give or take,
and not in need of replacement.
from my dear friend susanne


iNd!@nA said...

i like these objects best in's a lovely image

Velma said...

me, too.

Valerianna said...

Fun...! If I sewed. I imagine the medieval book pin cushions would also be favorite cat toys, especially sprinkled with catnip. We're in need of new cat toys, 2 ft of snow does NOT excited kitty Pasha!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Pin cushions...I have my Mom' object that has traveled from the beginning of time that I can recall.
But I love these gems indeed!

ronnie said...

v. cute (I'm putting my hand up for the monochrome club too)

Barry said...

V-at first I thought the grey and white ones were part of your rock book collection.B

neki desu said...

lovely, lovely. magnificent colors too.

Velma said...

aren't they fun, everyone? barry's right, they are (the sweet and good) cousins to the rock books. they are great in b&w, too.

Hoola Tallulah said...


Anonymous said...

too cute! working something that small takes time and patience. thanks for the link to kaite, her needle & pin holder is great.

Velma said...

t, yes!
jean, and so are yours!

kaiteM said...

thanks for the link to mine, i'm new to pin cushions as knitters don't usually need them but i'm now discovering how many shapes and sizes they come in, the little mediaeval book ones must be a delight to hold.

Velma said...

kaite, i thought everywoman had a pin cushion!

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