Saturday, January 17, 2015

My Toolbox (and Needle Sizer)

I have been thinking about needles and telling what size a loose needle is, and it dawned on me you might like to see my little toolbox. It has a needle sizer I made up in the lid.   The numbers are the sizes of the needles, 28, 26, 24, B for beading needle, 22, 20 and 18.

The box came from Stapes I think.  I bought several of them one year.  There is a tray inside that lifts out and I put a piece of Congress cloth in the lid (backed with blue felt you can just see peeking out at the bottom right corner) with a variety of needle sizes in it.  I used a thread from Gloriana I liked and just made up patterns.  I use it to figure out what size needle I have when I am writing a stitch guide in case I forget what I used.

My favorite scissors and laying tools, and thimble and other tools I use a lot are inside the box and it lives in a drawer next to my stitching chair.  Because the box is about six inches long and maybe three wide it can go on trips with me, too.

So what neat tools do you have by your stitching chair?

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Sara Leigh said...

How clever! I like this, and much more pleasant and satisfying to use than a regular book. You've inspired me.

NCPat said...

What a clever idea!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Thanks, ladies. If I had more time I'd make a fabulous needle book for needles but I don't, so this has to do for now. It was fun and fast, which are the two main criteria I use for choosing personal projects these days. Gotta learn to sleep less!

wenhkc said...

So much nicer than my Needle ID Cards!

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