Williamsburg Pinball Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Made exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Pinball Counted Cross Stitch Kit is designed by Ceil Humphreys for The Posy Collection and is inspired by a pin ball in our collections.
The kit contains contains everything you need to complete the two halves of the pin ball, including:
- 18-count Charles Craft fabric
- Cotton embroidery floss
- 1 needle
- Instruction sheet and monogram alphabet pattern
The finished cross-stitch circles measure 4" diameter. Designed and Made in USA.
Stuffing and pinball ring not included.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, pinballs were used as personal pincushions by women and girls to store pins and needles until needed for their sewing projects. They were often personalized with initials, dates, symbols, or sentiments. A stitcher sometimes attached her pinpall to her belt or châtelaine (decorative belt hook or clasp) by a ring and chain or by a braided cord. This kit was inspired by a pinball dating from the late 18th century in the Colonial Williamsburg collection. The finished pinball is designed to fit the two-inch pinball ring (not included) available at Golden Ball historic jewelers in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg.