How can an embroidery tool be controversial?
Well, controversial might be an exaggeration – it’s not as if the use of a specific tool for a hobby is a matter of serious debate or anything, and a tool’s use is hardly a matter of principle on which we’d stake our lives.
But surprisingly, there’s one little tool that I think is super-handy for embroidery, that weighs in on a love-hate scale.
There are lots of people who use these tiny tools all the time, whose stitching lives wouldn’t be complete with them, while others avoid them with vehemence.
I fall on the side of over-use of them. I love ’em. I use ’em. I rarely stitch without ’em.
I present to you My Case in Favor of the Magnet.