- Large enough to carry the work
- Have smooth finishing
- For storing all needlework
- Should be lined with a clean paper or cloth
- Should have a smooth finish
- Should be lockable
- Should have a rod or nail for hanging
- Used for hanging complete and incomplete garments
- Clean regularly and place moth balls occasionally
- Have assorted sizes
- Should be made of smooth wood plastic or metal
- Should be strong and wide
- Used for hanging complete or incomplete garments.
- Dust occasionally to keep clean.
- Embroidery loop
- Pressing cloth
- Sleeve board
- Should fit on the middle finger.
– Metal thimbles last longer, especially those made of stainless steel.
– Ensure that the metal ones do not have rough edges that may damage the thread and fabrics.
Choice and Care
– It is used to push the needle through the fabric.
– It also protects the finger from needle pricks.
Wear on the correct finger.
- Must be sharp
- Should be thick enough to leave holes on the fabric
- Should be smooth not to spoil the fabric
- Used for making holes and eyelets
- Do not drop as the point will become blunt
- Eye must be large.
- Point should be blunt so that it does not pierce through the work when it is in use.
- Used for threading elastic cords, ribbons and tapes through casings or eyelets.
- Store in the needlework box.
- Embroidery Loop
- Choose according to the work
- Similar to ironing board but small
- Used for pressing small shaped articles such as cuffs and sleeves
- Choose lint free clothes that are closely woven
- Used for dampening when pressing.
- Wash and store after use.
Students are read the following: