– 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: