For many stitchers, myself included, using a laying tool can be a problem. I can think of so many reasons why: you have to use a stand because you need two hands, it’s awkward, they are pointy, and so on.
But the improvement they give in the look of your needlepoint should trump our reluctance. While ther are many types of laying tools (read some of my posts abut them here and here), Joni Stevenson has done us all a tremendous favor by her in-depth article about laying tools. She shows us, withh her wonderful close-up photos, how to use them correctly and why we should.
It’s a great post, check it out.
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Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
Some day would you do your 12 days of needlepoint gifts again.
I have only been going on your site for about, I believe 3 years????? I do get your e mails once in awhile, which I look forward to and I also have Needlepoint Now.
Thank you Fran
Janet Perry says
They are all still on the site. You can find them by using the search function in the right column. Because many of them are tool you can also click on tools in the buttons across the top to find them. There will be more than one page of listings, so don’t forget to click on the page navigation at the end of the lists.