Victorian Bone & Velvet Ribbon Pin Keep

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A pretty and well-made stitching treasure. Narrow felt ribbon has been rolled to create the pin pad and covered with velvet ribbon. I have added pearl-ended pins and popped it in to one of my hand-crafted vintage linen pockets to keep it safe.

The pin keep measures 1.5in (4cm) across.


Out of stock

Out of stock


The story of this little treasure

I have always been interested in needlecases and pincushions, I think partly because of the way we take pins and needles for granted these days. They were both much valued in the past. The phrase ‘pin money’ tells us that they were a luxury and women saved to buy them. It may seem rather strange to make something so pretty just to store pins but going back a couple of hundred years pins had to be kept safe.