Daily Archives: November 21, 2009


Now you all know by this stage that I love all things Needlecraft.

There have been times in the past when I employed the most unusual objects to aid in gaining the effect I was looking for….

  • Clothes pegs, to hold pleats in new curtains for the first week after hanging.
  • Spray starch and steam, instead of pressing.
  • A heated metal skewer, to pierce a small hole in something.
  • A soldering iron, to distress fabric or stop fabric fraying.  (Dangerous work needs a steady hand & great care.)
  • Greaseproof paper for pattern making.
  • Used balancing weights, from the local Kwik Fit, cleaned and covered to act as weights.

As a result my sewing box is home to many unusual objects.  There were times when I carried a hammer, multi tool, wrench, spirit level, craft knife and the essential measuring tape or three.

I always carry sewing, knitting & crochet needles, sewing, hat and hair pins, writing, drawing and tracing paper and blotting paper, screw drivers, various types of scissors, a collection of both writing and colouring pencils, pens, eraser, sharpener, and compass.

Never YET have I resorted to this:

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