Needle Minders

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I have a new obsession: Needle Minders. The concept is simple. You have a pretty decorative top and bottom magnet. You place your fabric between the two and when you need to set your needle down, it “minds” it for … Read More ...

The Right Tools for the Job

usetoolsWhat are your favorite tools as a needleworker? Since cross-stitch is my main deal, I have a few things I can’t do without, including petite cross stitch needles, sharp embroidery scissors, tweezers, and a bin for my thread ends aka … Read More ...

Great Storage Options

4aa456b98e2c7bbcb18394a8bf68365dJanet M. Perry over at Nuts About Needlepoint has posted a wonderful blog that collects a number of tutorials from around the web that allow you to make or customize storage options for all your needlecraft items. Whether it is … Read More ...

Lace Iphone App

iphoneappIf you like learning about laces and their origin and history and you have an iphone, then you are really going to be interested in this app. Jean and David Leader created and released what is apparently the first lace … Read More ...

I need a clamp

My little gadget-loving heart sang when I saw this tool posted by Karen of Sew Many Ways. It’s like a hemostat, but it’s 12 inches long! Evidently, it has some purpose in auto mechanics or something, but Karen immediately saw … Read More ...

I need a mellor

I want to have every cool embroidery tool there is. I know–I do the same old stitching all the time. But the tools make me think I can branch out any time I want, and they’re so pretty! Today I’m … Read More ...