Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sue Has An Aficot

Sue ordered a new aficot and shows it off on her website. Sounds like a disease, doesn't it?  But it isn't--it's a special sort of laying tool.
https://sudukc.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/1st-valentines-day-present/

If this intrigues you, follow the links to Mary Corbet's website for the history and use of aficots and then go to M&H Handcrafts to order your own.

I think the mesquite one is gorgeous!   Oh, don't miss looking at the laying tools.  I like the barley twist style, and the bone stiletto is just lovely....

Ten enabling points to Sue!

(By the way, Ridgewood has a silver mellore on sale at half price while we are looking at exotic tools that are used for laying threads.  Mellores are for gold work, by the way.)
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2016/02/birds-wreath-and-threads.html

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4 comments:

  1. Contrary to what Sue says, and aficot is NOT a laying tool! It is used to smooth out or burnish your satin/Gobelin type stitches AFTER they are stitched. Mary Corbett has the correct explaination of it!

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    1. No, it's original purpose is different but I think Sue is using it the way I use the nutpick from my old nutcracker set--it works very nicely when laying ribbons.

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  2. A nutpick....hmm. Something to add to my toolkit. Thanks, Jane.

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    1. My pleasure. They are GREAT for flat ribbon-type threads.

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