Silver Linen Counting Pins

5 in stock

Counting pins are one of my favourite stitching accessories and I always have a few lying around on my desk. 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 on a photograph. No two beads are the same.

These handmade counting pins are made for me by Carole Hughes using ‘lampworking’ techniques. (I am hoping one day to show you a picture of this actually happening.) Each bead is an individual and mounted on a silver plated pin with a safety cap.

Linen counting pins are perfect for counting empty fabric and marking your position. They are also perfect when scoring fabric prior to hemming and when rolling and pinning extra fabric.

Each pin is supplied singly in a box. The colours vary through blue, turquoise and greens and I am supplying them at random, unless you let me know if there is a colour you would prefer.


5 in stock

5 in stock


The story of this little treasure

Carole and I have known each other for many years, and I expect some of you may remember her joining us on a ‘Together We Stitch Weekend’ with the Cross Stitch Guild, during the time 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’!

I caught up with Carole again after a few years – she had retired, and I had tried too! As a result of some persuasion, Carole has agreed to go back in the Studio just for and I thrilled to be able to offer these to you.