Just for fun and a little something different from patchwork, I thought I'd give this a try...
While surfing the net a few days ago, I came across a little pincushion called a "Biscornu"
Well. me being me, I just had to have a go at making one.
The way I made mine is:
I first cut two pieces 5 inches x 5 inches square of 14 count Aida cloth.
I then picked out a design to work on it...You will find some lovely biscornu's to look at and also some great little cross stitch graphs here .
Find the centre of the square and work the design from the centre out, work the same design on both pieces of Aida cloth
Then I measured 2 inches out from the centre on all four sides, to give me a 4 inch square...
With the same two strands of cotton I then worked a back stitch all the way around the square....leaving me a half inch seam to work with when putting the biscornu together.
I also came across this site that shows great pictures on how to put the biscornu together.
I followed these instructions to put the biscornu together...while it is a bit fiddly to do, it does get easier as you go.
They have been around for a while, but if you haven't made one...you might like to have a go..
It was fun and a bit different to do..
Have a great weekend.......♥