Catherine Archer Biscornu & Watbo with Red Vintage Scissors

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A biscornu pincushion and a stitched watbo – just the thing for your workbox. I have worked some of the letters from Catherine’s sampler on pure linen and then, using some of my printed fabric, have made you a biscornu pincushion and a matching scissor keeper. The pincushion measures 5in (12.5cm) across.

The treasure will arrive ready-made, boxed with three pearl pins, the pincushion and the watbo attached to a lovely pair of vintage red scissors.

Truly a one-off treat!


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The story of this little treasure

Catherine Archer’s orphanage sampler is my pride and joy, and I talk about it whenever I can make the excuse. For some years I have been trying to find a successful way of printing the letters and motifs of my Catherine Archer sampler so that they would look clear enough to be like the sampler and be colour-fast… I cannot tell you how excited I am at last, to have a supply of Catherine Archer linen. For this set, I combined the fabric with some little hand-stitched extracts from the sampler. I am rather pleased with the result, though I say so myself!

If you would like to find out more about the Catherine Archer sampler, look out for our Sampler Study Boxes.