[HNW] Beaded Pincushion

Stanley C. Baleson juce at hal-pc.org
Fri May 27 19:38:18 PDT 2011

I do use a fully beaded pincushion.  It is only about 5 years old so far I 
haven't had any problems with the thread breaking.  They beads are stitched 
on a piece of linen and I stick the pins between the beads into the 
stuffing.  The beads are stitched over 2 threads so there is some fabric for 
the pins to go into. It works great and looks even better.


> Has anyone used a beaded pincushion? I mean one that is solidly beaded? I
> ask because I am smitten by a kit for a beaded pincushion (sewn onto cross
> stitch fabric).
> It doesn't seem logical to me that you could use a beaded pincushion 
> unless
> you slip the needles in-between the thread holding the beads I should 
> that,
> over time, this wears out the thread and the beads break off?
> I'm also interested in making myself a new needlepoint pincushion, so if
> using a beaded one is not advised, I do have a "back up plan"
> Please advise.
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