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Thread stretchers

Can’t do without tool !  A few nights ago when I was stitching with EdMar Frost thread, I didn’t have my trusty little Thread Stretchers in the Mesh Project Bag I was working from, so I used my fingers to wrap the thread around, like you would dental floss, to give it a little stretch.  Well, the next day at work, I found I had a cut on my finger from the thread. Such a little cut, but it was bothersome and could have been avoided had I used the Thread Stretchers.  Not wanting to waste a minute of my stitching time to find the Thread Stretchers in another Mesh Project Bag, now I have a set of the Thread Stretchers in each of the Mesh Bags that I will be using either Lola or Frost thread.  The other weights do not seem to need this bit of stretching.

Thread Stretchers

Thread Stretchers

For several years I tried to avoid Frost thread.  Although I do like the weight as far as the appearance of the flowers and stems, it was the weight most likely to twist and kink, since it already has a tight twist.  Now, with the assistance of the Thread Stretchers, I look forward to using EdMarFrost thread, instead of avoiding it.  What a difference this little gadget makes.  And it definitely saves the fingers; or if you have arthritis in your hands as many of us do, the Thread Stretcher is helpful.  Thread Stretchers are a must have tool.

http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

HINT ~ Use a Dryer softner sheet to swipe your needles.  It makes a good cleaner for needles.  Keep one in with your stitching supplies.

Mesh bag

Mesh Project Bags - available in 6 sizes

Need Mesh project bags to organize your projects.  Mesh webbing is laminated into a clear vinyl, making these zippered bags very durable, yet easy to see what is inside.   Use them to organize and carry any items and projects you can imagine.  Use them over and over and over………

They are available in 6 sizes, reasonable prices.

http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

Til next time ~ Sharon