Friday, September 11, 2009

Find it Friday ~ String Thing

Each Friday we will showcase a product, service, offering or event that is a MUST to check out!

I am giddy to tell you about the string thing! OK maybe I am getting ahead of myself, I better tell you what the problem was 1st. OK so I hardly ever stitch with Pearl Cotton. I know I know it gives great texture and dimension to your piece and if worked correctly will really make your piece stand out. Yes I know all those things and yet, still I try my hardest not to use it anyway.

Why you may ask? Sure it is really simple, the ball rolls all over the place and I am constantly rewinding the thread in the ball. Seems like a little thing? When you have 3 small children and a dog, believe me it's not. It's just one more headache I don't need.

I was asked to re-release a design that was first published in The Gift of Stitching Magazine a few years ago. The original design was white on white using dimensional and textured threads to create a one of a kind piece. I really love the final result, the stitching not so much. I was wrestling with the idea this week when I read a fan comment on the Loose Thread Stitchers Facebook page and I went to check it out. I am so happy I did!

This little invention is amazing! The string thing is a simple tin that helps keep your thread in line by routing it through a perfectly sized hole in its top. It comes with a magnetic top to place your needles or scissors on for safe-keeping, and is designed with places to write the brand, color, and size of the thread you are using. It keeps your thread tidy, clean, and contained. The best part? It comes in a variety of sizes and shapes for multiple threads. How cool is that?

I ordered enough from Nordic Needle to get me started on the new colorway for the re-design. I am happily stitching away and no longer stressed. I love my new gadget!

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