Despite my mother’s attempts to get me interested in sewing from a very young age, I’m still pretty useless with a needle and thread, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t absolutely adore today’s pincushion and sewing lady!! A few people have marketed our lasses as the work of Mexican artist, Gemma Taccogna, but in fact they’re Japanese in origin, although presumably made for the export market – today’s pair came from a dealer who had just bought them back from the States! Because of their age, and the fact that they’re made in part from papier-mâché, there’s some obvious wear to the structure. The paintwork is also a bit chipped in places, and has a few touch-ups, but even so I think they’re rather glorious! I’ve also never come across anything quite like them before, which of course makes them even more desirable in my books!
Dimensions: Yellow and blue pincushion lady – 19cm tall x 13.5cm wide x 8cm deep; Gold and pink sewing lady – 10.5cm tall x 7cm wide x 5cm deep