This weekend I’m braving Dunedin snow and cold for work. Not complaing at all – I ❤️ winter!
I wanted to tell you about a couple of gadgets I’ve discovered that might be useful for you too. First up – a lightbox. I don’t know about you but transferring designs on to cloth is one of my least liked things to do. Whether it’s your own hand-drawn design or a commercial pattern- it’s not easy.
Many times I’ve simply taped a paper design on to the window and taped the fabric over then traced through. Not to be a wuss – but it’s hard tracing with your arms up in the air. Obviously with counted stitch techniques like cross-stitch, this is not a priblem.
Enter,the light box. Unless you’re a doctor reading plain xrays you’re unlikely to have one of these laying around. I came across this light box at Typo. Best of all it was relatively inexpensive – $50.
The other wee gem I’ve discovered is the erasable pen. Well, I was actually told about this one, but it might be a discovery for you too.
Do you have any gadgets or tools that make stitching easier?