Vintage Amish 7" Pin Cushions, Lancaster County,PA, Folk Art Pair. Pin cushions were another colorful way for Amish needle workers to use a variety of techniques such as crochet, embroidery, etc. besides quilting. They were often given as gifts and used for display on either side of a clock shelf in the parlor. These are large and have no loops for hanging. This pair of wool punch work pin cushions are made up in a Floral Bouquet pattern. Each measures 7 inches square. Made up in wool yarn on black velvet, lace edging, and cardboard lined upholstery tapestry backing. These are in Excellent condition. Found in Ephrata, Lancaster County, PA, this pair of Pin cushions are a great example of Amish textile folk art from around the 1940-60's. For more reading on this subject, please refer to Patricia T. Herr's book, Amish Arts of Lancaster County.