Here is a new pincushion I have made as a result of being fired up by my students' work on "The Stitched Hearts" course on Sunday. The central image is of Agnes Sorel. I have transferred the image from a postcard I have hung on to since the mid 1970s as I was so blown away by seeing the real portrait after a trip to the Loire Valley. She was an interesting woman, a mistress of a French king, but gained too much power and influence and was probably murdered through mercury poisoning. I was going to title this blog "Page Three Girl" because of the confident way she is displaying her assets but thought it might lead to the wrong sort of blog browsers!