Favorite (or most useful) needlework tool?
- What's your favorite, or most useful, needlework tool, and why?
Do you have a favorite thimble or scissors? A needle case with
sentimental value? A tool you've discovered to be especially useful?
Share the story!
I'm collecting answers to this question for the Fall issue of the
West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild's newsletter, _Filum Aureum_, whose
feature article will be on "The Period Workbasket." These are for our
"needleworker in the street interview" column, called "Through the
Needle's Eye." I need your answers by September 10th. If you're not
already on our paper-mail list, I'd be happy to mail anyone a copy of
the newsletter when it comes out in return for your answer (whether I
use it or not).
I'd like to confine the question to THINGS used as tools (i.e. we all
know our brain's a valuable tool, but...). I'd be especially
interested to hear of any particularly "period" tools you've found,
but anything's welcome. (You could even tell me about your _least_
favorite if you want!)
(And please sign your answer with your _complete_ SCA name. Thanks!)
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Standard fine print stuff: If you post an answer, I will assume you
have given permission for your answer to be
published. Answers may be edited for brevity, relevance et cetera.
Out-of-kingdom contributions are welcome, and in fact I try to pass
this notice along to other SCA embroiderers. Please forward freely
(checking first to be sure it's not a duplicate).
O (Lady) Christian de Holacombe , Shire of Windy Meads
+ Chris Laning <claning@...>
http://paternoster-row.org - http://paternosters.blogspot.com