Silver Linen Counting Pins

2 in stock

Counting pins are one of my favourite stitching accessories and I always have a few lying around on my desk. These pins are perfect for counting empty fabric and marking your position. Of course, you do not need one of these because you can count across your linen to place your stitches perfectly well with a large needle, but these are just so glamorous!

Fragments of silver are mixed with the glass when these beads are created so each one glows and has an iridescence which is challenging to show in a photograph. Each bead is an individual and mounted on a fine silver pin with a safety cap.

They are supplied singly in a box.

I am supplying the pins at random. They are my very last pins and may differ a little from those shown in the photo.


2 in stock

2 in stock


The story of this little treasure

These handmade counting pins are made for me by Carole Hughes using ‘lampworking’ techniques. Carole and I have known each other for many years, since she owned The Calico Cat Company. Carole specialised in interesting stitching accessories, pincushions and of course, lovely glass beads. I seem to remember she also dyed evenweave fabrics and had one called ‘Rhubarb & Custard’! She has now retired, so I am treasuring her work all the more.