What are pin stitches in cross stitch?
The pin stitch is a very useful way of anchoring your thread and is used as an alternative to waste knot. Its advantages are that it can be worked from the front of the fabric and uses very little thread. It is secure yet causes no thickening to the front or back – it is invisible. Its great for isolated stitches.
What is a pinhead stitch?
The pinhead stitch is a method of anchoring a stitch using only the space occupied by that stitch! … The pinhead stitch is also helpful in areas where you have many color changes, so that if you anchor your floss by running it under 2 or 3 stitches the back of your work can become very thick and crowded.