These counting pins are longer than normal pins/needles and have an extremely sharp point, but they also have a cap to place on the end to secure into the fabric, so they don’t fall out and also to protect your fingers from the sharp points. With having beads etc at the top of the pin, it makes it easy to hold them while you are counting out the squares on the fabric. Counting pins are a must for anyone who does counted thread embroidery.
The hidden bonus of these notions? Well, they are decorative so make for truly stunning tools …. But …. When you aren’t using them for counting out your stitches on fabric …. They make for stunning shawl pins or just as a brooch to set off a jacket, etc. They deserve to be shown off and not lie in your needlework basket. They are basically dual purpose – handy needlework tools and decorative accessories for our outfits.
Due to being handmade there may be a slight difference in size and finished appearance. Finished size is approximately 3 ¾” end to tip including charm with 2 ¼” pin space.
The counting pins are sold in a set of two and come in an organza bag along with an instruction sheet on how to use them.
I have endeavoured to photograph the counting pins to best represent their colours, but please be aware that colours will vary from monitor to monitor.