I have to admit that I didn't know what a Biscornu was before I was asked to make one! But then I don't think I'm the only one, have you heard of it before?!
Well it turns out it's this odd shaped cushion, and I actually owned one (made for my by my lovely pal Hikaru) however I didn't know that was it's name (and probably nor did Hikaru as it's probably called something else in Japanese!).
But Jen, the editor of Today's Quilter asked me to make a whole gang of them for Today's Quilter, and they are featured in the latest issue which is out now...
Fabrics used are all from Eden by Tula Pink, and I had a good play around with some variations, making some more patchworky than others.
Here's a stack of Biscornus! In descending order we have the keyfob, my initial trial version, the stunning sashiko one that Hikaru made me for my birthday last year, my trial patchwork version of the paperweight and the actual paperweight.
They are actually very simple and fun to make though quite difficult to explain. Of course there are plenty of process shots in the magazine to help guide you through, or...
... you could come along to the Brand New Edinburgh Knitting and Stitching Show in April where I will be giving demos in their craft theatre (as well as workshops on a different subject!)! More on this exciting new event soon!
I may also need to giveaway some Biscornus soon as there are only so many a gal needs!