Origin and date: England, circa 1800
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 6″x4″
Stitches: Cross stitch over one thread, counted satin
Source: Private collection
Based on an English miniature of c. 1810, this pincushion kit can be personalized for a gift. The large building is probably a variation of Solomon’s Temple – a popular architectural motif of the period. Small tokens such as this were often exchanged by schoolgirls.