Martha Edlin's Pin Cushion

Martha Edlin’s pin cushion (British; 1670-1689) Martha Edlin’s pin cushion (British; 1670-1689) Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.446-1990.

Martha Edlin’s pin cushion is an object (7.5 x 6.3 cm) decorated with Florentine work. The pin cushion dates to around 1670/1680 and was made by an English girl called Martha Edlin (1660-1725). The front of the pin cushion is made from a piece of Florentine work in shades of blue and pink silk, using a flame stitch.

The back of the cushion is covered in a pink silk cloth. The edges are finished with a plaited cord of silver and pink silk thread. The pin cushion and other examples of her embroidery are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 21 June 2016).


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