I hope this is an okay topic to post pictures of a pincushion.
I made for a swap and I'm really pleased with how it came out.
A while back I became quite fascinated by shrunken heads and so did some research on their history and how they were made (its very interesting if you find you have a few spare minutes. Basically, souvenirs at the end of the day). I saw a couple in a museum and think its so tragic, macabre and yet really intriguing.
I thought they would be fun as a pincushion so decided to make one. I decided to use tights (I think "pantyhose" in the US?) and wool, because I believe killing someone for their head is wrong and there aren't many neighbouring tribes to raid near me.
My fella was quite impressed and now wants one too (not that he sews). That's probably one of the best compliments from him. I started making a few more each with its own little personality.
I will add a few details to the next lot such as bones through the nose, etc and I'll be a bit more careful in the detail. I ran out of time in the swap for this one.
I hope you like him