To make this pretty pincushion, commence by following with a fine needle the line on one side of the figure with small casting sts. Then work down the other side until you come to where the first bar is to be placed. Take a st across, making a bar between the two lines (see Fig, 1). Now 1 st back. Fasten these sts firmly. Take 1 more st across and fasten in the opposite side. You have now a bar of 3 threads. Turn your needle, and ho Id i n g the point bet we en your finger and thumb, work with the blunt end over and over the threads through which ribbon is run. The pincushion is finished with a bow on each end, allowing a good length for hanging it. Worked entirely in white and laid over pink, with pink ribbons, the effect is very beautiful.
A CRESCENT-SHAPED PINCUSHION.
of the bar until, with close, even sts, you reach the opposite side. Turn your needle again and continue basting around until the next bar is reached, when the process is repeated.
When the bars are finish-ed, cut the material away beneath, being careful not to cut the bars. Free the bars with your needle, and work all round the design with the simple over and over binding st. The back of the pin-cushion may be embroidered the same as the front, or left plain, but both edges are scallop-e d and button-holed, and eyelet holes worked near the edge.
Fig. 1. MAKING THE BARS AND CUTTING AWAY THE MATERIAL.