Saturday, May 25, 2013

A New Kind of Tekobari

In early May the Japanese Embroidery Center posted about a new type of tekobari on their Facebook page. It's flat instead of squared off. You can see it on the Japanese Embroidery Center website. I inquired and this is Japanese-made just like the tekobari we are used to.  It is much less expensive, however.  The traditional laying tool is $55-75 now.
http://jecstore.com/index.php/tools/stitching-tools/tekobari.html#.UY2GyJU1Bjd

You can see the regular tekobari here.  The holding end is squared off.  In both types the pointed end is rounded.
http://www.temarikai.com/tekobaritool.html

For those who are new to laying tools, Sue Dulle has a great article about various items that can be used as laying tools and a brief tutorial on their proper use.  If you are new to the use of laying tools, it doesn't make sense to get a tekobari when there are cheaper alternatives to use when you are starting out. Sue's article will help you find other types to try.
http://sudukc.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/i-lay-i-layed-i-will-laythreads/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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2 comments:

  1. I was able to purchase a Tekobari laying tool from Needlenook in La Jolla, CA. David McCaskill helped me.

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    1. David's a sweetheart. I hope he's doing well after his heart surgery!

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