Heirloom Cushions


I would like to introduce you to Jan Lewis of Raspberry Studio. Jan creates the most beautiful and intricate heirloom cushions. Always on the hunt for something a little different, I just have to share her work with you.

Heirloom cushions can be commissioned for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, to celebrate a new arrival or any other occasion where a memorable gift or keepsake is needed.

Your chosen colour scheme can be used create a background of beautiful fabrics. Lace trimmings and handmade textile embellishments can be added, further enhanced with hand beading.

Wedding heirloom cushion

The pictures below illustrate one couples heirloom wedding cushion.

Guest signatures on wedding heirloom cushion. Treasury tag on heirloom cushion with wedding vows on one side

With this design an antique lace handkerchief pocket has been embroidered with signatures of wedding guests. The pocket can also hold mementos and keepsakes. A hand created ‘treasury tag’ includes a photo of the bride and groom on one side and wedding vows on the other.

Handmade felt base side of the heirloom cushion Embroidery on the heirloom cushion using cut glass beads

The other side of the cushion is made with a handmade felt base. This includes lace, silk and merino wool. Dried petals from the brides bouquet have been used to create the skirt of the embroidered wedding gown. Delicate mother of pearl buttons add an elegant touch of detail to the embroidered lyrics of the bride and grooms first dance. Their wedding date has also been embroidered on to the cushion using cut glass beads.

Embellishment on the heirloom cushion Antique lace trimming on the heirloom cushion

The cushion has a beautiful finish with an edge of beautiful antique lace.


Pictures courtesy of Jan Lewis


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