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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