Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

Pinbellish 18: a pinning celebration

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration


Is everyone ready for 2016?




We finished 2015 with the Inaugural Pinbellish Awards. They were a little unexpected but we'll give everyone plenty of warning before the 2016 Awards, we'll keep the same 3 categories and there may be more added, tell us what categories you would like to see for 2016!

Winners get a special award button for their blog and finalists get a button too!

Here's to a fabulous year of Pinbellishing our pinterest boards with the best pins on the web!


Nappy Pin or Diaper Pin

In 19thC cloth diapers (nappies in Australia) were pinned with straight pins, then the safety pin emerged on the market and were found to be a safer option. Safety pins would sometimes pop open from the pressure of the fabric and the movements of the child, occasionally resulting in unpleasant injuries. This led to an additional safety mechanism that locked the pin closed. Pins were often bent from the bulk of the fabric causing the sharp pin spike to fall short of the closing mechanism and manufacturers began to make bent nappy pins to overcome this difficulty with the added bonus that the curve made it easier to push the pin back up through the fabric the layers.


Not sure how to link up to a party? Click here to learn how.   
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Link-up rules & Guidelines

  1. Link to your pinterest pin (not your blog - only links to pins get featured)
  2. Add up to 7 pins old or new (one for each day of the week!)
  3. Repin 2 pins for every link you add
  4. Follow your hosts on your favourite social media platform

Meet & Follow Your Hosts

Sarah J of  Sarah Celebrates
Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  



Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Facebook  

Allie of  Crafty Allie
Google+ |  Twitter |  Pinterest |  Facebook 

Stella Lee of  Purfylle 
Google+  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Instagram  |  Facebook  



Love the Pinbellish Pin Party?
Grab the Pinbellish party button for your blog, posts or sidebar!





Features

Image Map


Start following the Pinbellish FEATURES board now! The easy way to discover if you've been featured. 

Follow Purfylle's board Pinbellish Features on Pinterest.

Remember, if you ever miss a party you can check the Features Board to see if you've been featured in the past.


Pinbellish Pin Party - Get your pins out there!






Disclosures: By submitting a link to the Pinbellish Link Up you are giving the party hosts permission to feature your image on our blogs, across social media and future round up posts.  Pinbellish hosts respect you and your work; everything will be properly linked back to you and credit given where credit is due.  


Did you know there's always a party going on when you visit Purfylle? 

Weekdays #2usesTuesday

Weekends #Pinbellish

If you visit at the start or end of each party you can catch both parties live at the same time! Link your post at #2usesTuesday and link your Pinterest Pin at #Pinbellish. 



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Comments

  1. Happy New Year!!
    Thank you very much for featuring my Homemade Twinkies
    ♥♥♥
    Enjoy you holiday and thanks for hosting this party

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    1. Always a pleasure a Winnie! I hope your holidays have been lovely.

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  2. Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks for linking to the first party of the year! What is your blog address Kerry? I wasn't sure when I went looking which was yours.

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  3. super awesome party and so happy happy happy to be featured! Thanks everyone you are all wonderful!

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    1. That hood is pretty amazing! It reminds me of little red riding hood.

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