Tuesday, April 26, 2011

An 18th c Pinball

This simple pinball is based off of an original in the Manchester City Galleries. I did choose it for its simplicity (I don't knit! And with a whole Berlin work cushion to do, I didn't feel like adding an entirely queen stitched pinball to my to-do list...). The flower, initials, and garland are worked on silk taffeta. The pinball is stuffed with wool and the seam is covered with silk ribbon which also creates the loop from which I may suspend the pinball from my apron.

The original pinball:

1 comment:

Mistress of Disguise said...

Very cute! What a fun, and practical, project!