Antique Flowers & Mini Beast Workbox Weight

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This is a particularly perfect example of what I mean when I talk about Workbox Weights. Designed originally as something else, I have upcycled it to create this Workbox Weight. It is heavy and as a result, sits perfectly on your worktable and the scissors will stay put.

Worked on washed unbleached pure linen in counted cross stitch with a little backstitch, it is covered in flowers and little insects so much loved by sampler makers for centuries.

It is supplied wrapped in tissue paper and boxed with three corsage pins and a lovely pair of painted lion’s tail scissors. It measures 3.5 x 3in (9 x 7.5cm).


1 in stock

1 in stock


The story of this little treasure

My favourite things these days are my Workbox Weights! Really a type of pincushion but much more interesting. I fill my versions with dry long grain rice and a few dried lavender petals so that not only do they keep your pins sharp and dry, but they also stop you searching for scissors on the floor. I must admit that I love the way they feel when you put them down on the table – the perfect soft thud.