The needle saver

To save losing needles on the work bench, when I put them down, I spike them through a small scrap of brightly coloured leather.

A needle saver
A needle saver

I find the leather to be a useful handle ~ to help hold the needle steady whilst threding it.

A needle saver in use
A leather strip in use ~ as a handle round the needle

Another use for the leather strip is to help anchor the endof the thread when sewing.

Anchoring the end of the thread
Temporarly anchoring the end of the thread ~
to save it being pulled through the first hole

On completion of sewing the section, the threads need to be tensioned before tying the knot. It helps to have a firm hold on the thread ends ~ the leather strip helps.

Tensioning finished threads
Tensioning finished threads

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