A rectangular pincushion in the form of a small mattress or pillow. The front and sides are of pale eau-de-nil satin, the back of cotton sateen in a matching shade. The front is hand embroidered with four floral sprays, some added details of beads here and there. Twisted cord in a matching shade borders the embroidered front of the pincushion, with a twisted loop at each corner. The front and back of the pincushion are secured with a series of stitched knots, pulled tighlty to create a quilted mattress -like effect. Handsewn throughout. Firmly padded, possibly with horsehair or similar. Two saflety pins and a number of black glass-headed pins secured in the pincushion.