Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Magnifying Glass - A Must Have Tool

May 27, 2015--A month or so ago I purchased a Naturalight magnifying glass that has an LED light and a large enough clip to fit and hold tightly unto evertite stretcher bars.  It also has two swing out "legs" on each side so it can sit on a table top.




At first I thought I would only use it for the smallest of stitches on congress cloth, but now I want to use it all the time.  My current project is on 18 count dark blue canvas, stitching with dark blue threads, and the new magnifying glass is proving invaluable.  The photo below shows how well it magnifies.  You can even see the inset lens enlarging a portion of the snowflake .  I'm hooked!

PS  I've been warned to keep a cover over the glass when not stitching to avoid burns.  Now I'm remembering grade school experiments using magnifying glasses and how quickly something can be set on fire.






4 comments:

  1. You are so right! I just recently started using my magnifier more often....it is definitely an awesome tool for finding those missed stitches...and so much fun when you have a jazzy colorful cover for it. Gotta love our needlepoint tools!

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  2. I am interested in the magnifier but cannot find it on the site. If you could give more information , I like this model. Thank you

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  3. Valerie,

    Try googling:

    Naturalight StarMag LED Flexilens W/Base & Clip Silver & Black

    You'll find lots of sources for this magnifier. I purchased mine from Nimble Needle who was a vendor at a needlepoint retreat I attended in NJ last month.

    Hope this helps.

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  4. Great picture! I should use mine more often.

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