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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... (10/12/10 8:43 PM) Reply
Thanks, Great tip!!!
Stitchology said... (8/11/09 12:14 PM) Reply
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.
 
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