When I'm working on a Temari I use a lot of straight pins and long tapestry needles. A normal everyday sort of pincushion just didn't work for me: they were too small and too shallow. I asked Born Again Purses to make this extra-large one for me and at 7" x 6" x 2.5" it's perfect! She uses old wool sweaters, recycles them into purses and other accessories, then uses the leftover pieces for pincushions. I love recycling, especially when it creates something that's both beautiful and useful!