Otaru Kiriko Pincushion
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store
小樽切子のピンクッション - Cohana Online Store

Otaru Kiriko Pincushion

Regular price¥13,200
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Color

A plump-shaped small vessel with cutouts reminiscent of flower petals

Story

A beautiful Otaru Kiriko Glass Pincushion set with 10 color-coordinated glass sewing pins. Otaru Kiriko Glass Pincushion is handcrafted in Otaru, Hokkaido by artisans for a one-of-a-kind pincushion in the shape of a plump flowerpot, complete with a matching sewing pins and felted cushion.
Our partners at Fukugawa Glass Kogei specialize in the intricate Kiriko glass-cutting technique that brings out a flower motif of this vibrant glass pincushion.
The heads of the pins are blown from the same glass as their container and then affixed to high-quality needles from Hiroshima that pierce cloth with ease.

The cushion itself uses wool from Hokkaido sheep that is dyed and felted by hand at Kokoromoko, a needlefelting studio run by Mari Sugita. The cushion is removable for extra versatility, as the glass container can also be used as a pen holder, catch-all bowl, or jar for sewing notions and tools.

10 sewing pins
10 small color-matched glass-top sewing pins are included.

Pincushion

The pincushion is made up of the top lid and a wool cushion. Make sure to insert the wool cushion entirely to the hole of the lid so that the pincushion can be stabilized.

 

Pen holder

The base and the top lid without the wool cushion can be used as a pen holder or a single flower vase.

Flower vase

The base can be used as flower vase to enjoy seasonal flower next to you.

 

Producing Region

Hokkaido

Producers

Otaru Kiriko|Fukagawa Glass Works/Hokkaido

Fukagawa Glass Kogei was established in Fukagawa-ku, Tokyo in 1964, moved to Otaru in Hokkaido after losing their factory twice by fire caused by the Tokyo earthquake and war.
They developed their own tradition as Otaru Kiriko with skills and techniques that they brought from Edo Kiriko.

Pincushion Felt ball|Wool Felt Studio Kokoromoko/Hokkaido

Kokoromoko, a studio established by Mari Sugita. She is a wool felt artist making her works in Hokkaido. She uses the wool felt from the sheep raised in Hokkaido for her art works.
The felt balls for Cohana's Otaru Kiriko Pincushion are made carefully by hand for people admire have the warmth of the handicrafts.


Product Size

All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions of the product may slightly vary.

Body Width 60mm
Height 59mm
Depth 60mm
Pin Total length 33 mm
Glass top diameter 2 mm
Thickness 0.5 mm


Package Size

Width 85mm
Height 72mm
Depth 85mm


Materials

Body: Glass, Wool felt, Silicon
Sewing pins: Glass, Nickel plate, Steel


Handling Precautions

  • Dropping or strong impact may cause damage.
  • Scratches from contact with hard objects may cause damage.
  • Glass may crack due to sudden temperature changes.
  • The silicone on the bottom of the base will come off if it gets wet. Yellowing, peeling, and hardening can also occur over time.
  • To wash the product, wash by hand with a soft sponge using a mild detergent. After washing, wipe dry and dry well.
  • Avoid using dishwasher, dryer, scrubbing brushes and abrasive sponge cleansers.
  • Be careful not to get the needle stuck in the felt. The needle tip may penetrate the felt and pop out, so please handle with care.
  • The felt is designed to be removable from the lid and is not fixed in the lid. Therefore, the felt may fall down from the lid if strong force is applied when the needle is inserted.
  • The needle tip is sharp, so please handle the needles with care and be careful not to lose them.
  • Wipe off sweat and grease after use to prevent discoloration and rusting.
  • Since the glass tops are handmade, there are individual differences in size.
  • The glass top of the sewing pin may come off if you pull too strong.
  • Please do not use the sewing pins for any purpose other than sewing.
  • Keep out of the reach of infants.

 

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