Thursday, May 04, 2006

Essential sewing tools

0604 essential tools
Originally uploaded by rooruu.

The tools I always have by me: pincushion, snips and a pot for threads and bits. The pincushion was a gift (thanks, Stephanie), the pot originally for spices, perhaps - the lid's long gone. The background is a little quilt made for me from vintage materials (another gift - thanks, Gillian).

I prefer the ball-headed pins - easier to wrangle. On the back of the pincushion are my favourite crowbar needles for binding. I can't sew on the machine without snips, and these ones fit the hand well.

Another 'catch' of the daily stuff around me.

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