Normally, I work behind the scenes at Purl Soho, but when the subject of a learn-to-needlepoint pattern came up, I couldn’t stay put. Needlepoint brings me to my happy place, and these tidy little gingham pincushions are just about the happiest needlepoint project I could imagine!
Our full-color instructional booklet Learn to Needlepoint a Pincushion Pattern includes all the necessary techniques you need to bring these cuties to life out of Purl Soho’s beautiful Mulberry Merino.
We walk you through every step of the basic needlepointing process, from winding a needlepoint skein into a ball to stitching a basketweave pattern to plumping up your finished pincushions!
Simple enough for summer-brain, portable enough for carry-ons and weekend totes, our Learn to Needlepoint a Pincushion Kit is a great summertime pursuit. You may find that it brings you to a happy place! -Kelly, out from behind-the-scenes to share my love of needlepoint!
To create your own set of Pincushions, you will need…
- Our full-color Learn To Needlepoint A Pincushion Pattern
- Ten 12-yard skeins of Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino, 80% extra fine merino and 20% mulberry silk. (Please Note: We no longer offer these components as a Kit. To create one color option from Mulberry Merino, you will need one neutral color along with a light and dark color combination to recreate the gingham effect. If you’re interested in a color selection with smaller yardage, we recommend trying Koigu’s KPM Needlepoint Yarn!)
- A fat quarter of 10-mesh needlepoint canvas
- A quarter yard of medium-weight fabric, a linen-cotton blend
- A tapestry needle
- A hand-sewing needle
- A needle threader
- A 110-yard spool of 100% cotton thread
- Cotton stuffing
These are enough materials to make at least four 3 x 3-inch Gingham Pincushions.