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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Glasses vs. Magnifiers for Needlework


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As a follow up on my miniature embroidery project, here’s an excellent article from Nordic Needle on using optical aids for needlework. The article covers the ‘glasses vs. magnifiers’ question quite well, and introduces several products that might be useful for stitchers who need some extra help seeing their work.

Also, thanks to all who contributed sources for higher count silk gauze. If you’re looking for silk gauze for needlework, check out the comments on the last miniature embroidery post.



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