Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Snag Nab-It Revisited (and a Give-away) UPDATE

Snag Nab-Its


Back before Thanksgiving I mentioned the Snag Nab-It which is used to pull stray thread tails back to the rear of a canvas.  This is essentially a long needle with a pointed end and a roughed up end that is supposed to pull a stray thread to the back side of your canvas.  You insert the pointed needle in the hole that has a thread tail sticking out, then gently pull the Snag Nab-It through.  The rough end catches the thread and pulls it to the back side along with the needle.
http://www.123stitch.com/item/Dritz-Snag-Nab-It/DRITZ-618

When I wrote that post I heard from Jane B. that her local JoAnn's Fabrics carries them in three separate sizes.  I had no idea that they varied in diameter, but this is important since the Fiber Talk podcast just mentioned that a Snag Nab-it can tear your ground fabric if you are not careful.  This is less likely to be a problem with needlepoint canvas than linen but you still want to be careful.  I managed to find two different lengths of the Snag Nab-It pictured online here.
https://www.shop.com/Crafts/dritz+snag+nab+it

Jane sent me an assortment of Snag Nab-Its in three diameters.  They are all about the same length but you can easily see that some of the needles are thicker than others.  With her help and encouragement I am offering one of the Snag Nab-Its as a giveaway.   Post a comment here (or email me at chilly hollow at hot mail dot com if Google won't let you use Comments) and I will do a random drawing in a week's time, on February 28.  The winner will need to mail me a stamped, self-addressed envelope and will receive the single Snag Nab-It in the package in the photo above as a present from Jane.

Thanks for all your help, Jane!

UPDATE:  The contest is over and Jane's about to draw the winner, to be announced on March 1st.

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12 comments:

Dawn B said...

Put me in the drawing, Jane! My Elizabeth Bradley Magnolia is in severe need of some help in a few places and the Snag Nab It would be perfect! Thanks!

Brenda M. Côté said...

I'm commenting because I love your blog, not because I'd like to win a Snag Nab It since I already have one. LOL. They are great to have in your tool arsenal.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Thank you for the lovely compliment, Brenda. You made my day!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I've written your name down, Dawn. Good luck!

NCPat said...

Jane, I also have one of the longer, thinner ones so I don't need to win, but these are worth their weight in gold! Use mine all the time!

karen eldridge said...

I would be delighted to win this set. I just noticed a rogue loose thread on a canvas yesterday. (& Im sure there will be more...)

Gwennie said...

Who knew they came in different sizes? Great information, Jane. I really enjoy your blog posts.

Unknown said...

You can also thread a non-smooth thread (like Persian wool) into a regular tapestry needle and use that to bring the errant end to the back of your canvas.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Good point. I've used a length of stray Kreinik to do the same thing. At least we usually have a little thread around.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Thanks, Gwennie. But I can't take credit for this. Jane B. told me about the varying sizes.

Carol S. said...

I would love to have one of these. I've heard about them before, but like you had no idea they came in different sizes. Thanks for the giveaway, and for throwing my name in!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

You are on the list, Carol! Good luck, everybody!