There is no link between rhubarb and pincushions as far as I know, apart from the fact that my dear husband just made me this fancy cover for forcing the rhubarb …
He reckons my puny trug is no match for rampaging rhubarb, which will apparently grow a mile a minute under this boy. I’m delighted to report that the rhubarb forcer is a) entirely his own design and b) is entirely made from recycled materials, ie old wardrobe doors and an old pine bed.
The pincushion is not at all my design and used only left-over materials. I followed the really good tutorial from Hyena in Petticoats. and the cream coloured part is a scrap of curtain lining. I think it’s a bit on the underfed side, but I shall be making more. You can never have too many pincushions, especially when you spread your crafting activities all over the house.
It’s definitely on the chilly side today, and I confess a certain reluctance to move from here, but I’m really not a wimp so I’m off to install the rhubarb forcer.