At the moment I have four prototypes and three finished ones plus the one shown below:
When finished this one, I will post the picture here, although I am afraid this one might turn out to be another prototype because it's a bit too fat, too. At the moment this one is 2mm larger in diameter than the purple and green one. I am trying to adjust the size by manipulate the tension of the threads but it might not work. The reason why I have great difficulties in regulating the finished size is cotton wadding I use. I use three layers of cotton wadding instead of floss silk. I wonder if I should switch back to floss silk.
This weekend I will put the (good) pincushions on the shelf of my Etsy shop so please come visit. I am also contemplating to open a new shop at Art Fire, which is another on line hand made venue, however, I am (again) having a problem uploading pictures. I was told that my PC is having a difficulty to recognize Java something and they suggested to use Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. I tried Firefox but still got a problem.... The grand opening at Art Fire is no where in sight in near future.
I do not forget that I promised to show you how I make stitches on the thimbles. Please be patient with me :)