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 …

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craftroomclose1-1024x679You might guess that Zeb Ahmed is a passionate crafter. Especially after you take a tour of her craft room. She shows it off in her latest blog post, waxing rhapsodically about all the features, and no wonder. It is …

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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 …

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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 …

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Janet Perry of Nuts About Needlepoint reviews a product for stitchers who use stretcher bars: the EZ Tack-It tool. See what she has to say about it.…

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If you spend much time at all cutting fabric, then you need this handy tool from the home-improvement store. The device, used in construction to handle sheets of glass, costs only about US$6.00! See Karen‘s post at Sew Many

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Janet Granger used half-cone sticks to create the needlelace flowers on this bag. In response to reader inquiries, she’s done some research and put together a list of sources for these needlework tools. What a nice thing to do. See

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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 …

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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 …

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Janet Granger created this gorgeous stumpwork foxglove by stitching around a special tool called a half cone stick. Check it out at her blog post. She’s posted lots of photos so you can see how it works.…

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Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World has found a neato gadget for stitchers. Use a Handi-Bob to clip a bobbin of thread to its matching spool. Brilliant! You can order this doodad from Wendi’s site. Go to her blog post

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Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n’ Thread shows us how to make an easy, inexpensive pounce tool. Brilliant! See her post.…

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Karen of Sew Many Ways shares a tip that is absolute genius. See the little clamp in the photos above? It’s a tool available in the paint department of home improvement stores. You’re supposed to clamp it onto your paint …

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Cristy of Lots of Neat Stuff has an opinion about floss bobbins that’s easy to agree with:

They sell these in either a hard plastic or a flimsy cardboard.  I used both kinds for my own storage.  The plastic ones

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When Natalie of the smallest forest received a vintage Spirograph for Valentine’s Day, she immediately saw the potential for embroidery designs. Check out her post. It will make you want to hit all the local garage sales, looking for …

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