Monday, April 3, 2017

Automatic Needle Threader

Thanks to Park Avenue Needlepoint, I have a video of a needle threader that might be of interest to folks who love gadgets.  I am not sure it'll work with the very tiny eyes of beading needles or with a thick thread, but it is an interesting tool and probably useful for those with arthritic hands or eye issues.  It doesn't work one-handed, though.
https://www.quiltssupply.com/products/automatic-needle-threader-device-1?variant=36237082890

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4 comments:

  1. I used this with a quilting needle, really small eye, and it worked fine. My girlfriend gave them to us as a hostess gift.

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    1. Good to hear from a user, Dee. That was a really cute gift!

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  2. I'm glad that Dee's threader worked for her. Mine, unfortunately, did not. I purchased 4 of them on ebay (only $1.05, so no loss). Gripping it was painful & left marks on my fingers, and it was harder to see the little hook than the eye of even a beading needle. And, it split the single ply of cotton floss. I seldom require the use of a threader, but I'll stick to the old-fashioned kind. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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    1. Gosh, I am sorry to hear these didn't work for you. But I suspect the type of thread has an impact. Sewing thread is a lot sturdier than a ply of DMC cotton floss.

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