Pincushions for MAFA 2023

Volunteer to sew pincushions for the upcoming MAFA meeting

It’s a WGGB tradition to provide contributions to the MAFA conference goody bags. For the 2023 MAFA conference, we’re using leftover swatches from Virginia West’s  swatch book to make pincushions.  Virginia West was a long-time member of the Weavers Guild.

The kits consist of four swatches, four squares of fabric, buttons, and sufficient crushed walnut shells to fill four cushions.  They were distributed at our November 1, 2022 guild meeting. They take about 15 minutes each to construct.  Here’s a tutorial that demonstrates the process:

Please return the finished pincushions by the May 2023 guild meeting (before the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival).

If you have nut allergies but still would like to participate, you could use some swatches of your own and use polyfill, fabric scraps, or buckwheat husks to fill them.

If you were not able to make it to the November meeting but would still be willing to help, or if you have questions, contact Karyn Spertzel (contact information in the Guild Directory distributed through Google Groups).

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