Antique Victorian Make Do Pincushion Wooden Furniture Foot Mohair Covering

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SKU STmakedo
Weight 1.50 LBS
Height 8.00 (in)
Width 10.00 (in)
Depth 5.00 (in)
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From the 19th century, mid to later Victorian era, a make-do pincushion.  What is a make-do?  Its a broken or unusable object in its form state turned into a useful object again.  This pincushion is just one of those objects.  A salvaged wooden foot from a piece of furniture is used at the base.  The cloth of the pincushion is a mohair upholstery fabric, perhaps from a discarded blanket or even a carpet bag.  It is sewn in a round shape stuffed with mohair, then attached with heavy string to the wooden foot. 

As you notice the top of the cushion is quite thread bare, leaving the mohair stuffing exposed.  However, the under side of the cushion shows the lovely wine color with a black geometric design.  You will also notice the usual nicks and scratches to the wooden base. 

The make-do cushion meausres 5-1/4" tall x 4" in diameter across the cushion.  The base measures 3-1/2" diameter at the widest part.

A nice addition to a primitive collection, expecially a make-do collection. Neat for a sewing room, too.