After my very enjoyable morning at Parlour Yarns, I drove the short distance to Craftwoman Fabrics at Kilroot, Carrickfergus.
Elly had contacted me from Israel to ask if I could watch out for something she needed and it was also a nudge for me to bring my sewing box down on my next visit. I found what she needed with no bother and then came across this little beauty:
Ideal for travelling especially by air the flower has a rotary blade between the petals. I tried it on sewing thread, crochet cotton and a thick yarn. It cut cleanly on all three. A small needle threader slides out of the handle and the lanyard is detachable. I can see myself using this for many years to come.
That’s much prettier than my metal pendant, which has no needle threader built in. A bargain at that price, too!
kate, the needle threader is about half the size of a normal one. But ideal for when travelling.
And it’s so cheery!
jo(e) it appealed to me as soon as I saw it.
I want one, too, now! 🙂 It would make a great little gift as well!
What a brilliant little tool! I solved the knitting on a plane wth short bamboo needles but not the cutting of the yarn. I shall be on the lookout for one of these little treasures! Thanks for the info.
Sally have you seen these for pointed or cable needles? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/…/I/71Yqjn5epmL._SX522_.jpg
there are some great little gadgets and widgets out there nowadays…useful as well
Some of them are really useful.and unlike kitchen gadgets… take up little space!