Otaru Kiriko Pincushion

¥13,200

Tax included.

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

Story

A beautiful pincushion set with 10 color-coordinated glass sewing pins. The glass container 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 needlefelted 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 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.

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.

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 ball diameter 2 mm
Thickness 0.5 mm


Package Size

Width 85mm
Height 72mm
Depth 85mm



Handling Precautions

  • Avoid strong contact between the lid and the base. They may be damaged or broken.
  • Do not slide the base on the fabric or desk. It may tear the fabric or damage the desk.
  • Glass may crack due to sudden temperature changes.
  • There is no cover for the bottom of the lid. Be careful for the needle tips coming out of the felt.
  • If you put the sewing pins too strong, the felt can come off from the bottom of the lid.
  • Due to the nature of silicone, yellowing, peeling, and hardening will occur over time.
  • Do not wash or soak the base in water. Silicon on the base may come off.
  • When cleaning the lid, wash it by hand, use a soft sponge or cloth with a neutral detergent, rinse well with water then dry.
  • Avoid using dishwasher, dryer, scrubbing brushes and abrasive sponge cleansers.
  • The glass top of the sewing pin may come off if you pull too strong.
  • Wipe off sweat and grease of sewing needles after use to prevent them from rust.
  • The tip of the sewing pins is sharp and dangerous, so be careful when handling.
  • Do not use the pins for anything other than sewing.
  • Keep out of the reach of infants.
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