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Posted on: 8/10/09 10:36 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 7 people   
Do you drop pins and needles on the floor? When a needle breaks suddenly and pieces go everywhere how do you find them? Well I have added a new tool to my studio that helps. I have a large, disc shaped magnet (5" across) that is attached to the end of what used to be a broom handle. After a busy day in the studio, or when I drop something metal and need it right now, I just scan the floor with my magnet and all the pins and needles attach. Saves on the back and the feet. (Yes I have had a needle go through my shoe into my foot once..ouch!)

When not in use it stores easily on the metal beams over head...or any other metal surface in the room.

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Gildarose said...
Thanks, Great tip!!!
10/12/10 8:43 PM
Stitchology said...
Good idea, stronger and larger than the usual telescoping wand with magnetic tip. If you use the really strong "rare earth" magnets it will grab anything within several inches.
8/11/09 12:14 PM
 
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