Added Apr 1, 2011
Bury St. Edmunds...
When my folks got married – more years ago than they’d car to admit I’m sure – my mum was given a really lovely ring pillow. The maker used pins to write my parents’ initials and the date of their ceremony and the idea was for Mum to use is as a pin cushion afterwards. Mum, of course, could never bring herself to undo all the hard work that was spent in forming the letters with tiny-headed pins, but I loved the idea of something which would commemorate that special day being used in every day life for a long time afterwards.
So, I came up with this for my friend’s coming wedding. It’s a ring pillow, but I embroidered the couple’s details – albeit messily – so that it could be used without destroying the sentiment. The bride is a seamstress and I know she’ll put it to good use after the ceremony is over.
Sorry the pictures aren’t as good as they could be – the light here today is rather strange…
Mint green silk from my stash, some old green ribbon, antique gold embroidery thread and some offcuts of lace from another friend’s wedding dress.
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