I'm putting together a tin of stitching necessities for a friend for her birthday.
You know the stuff I mean: what you use on a day-to-day stitching basis.
I'd like to know what you have in your sewing container/basket/tin/box and in what you hold it together.
I have a hinged toffee tin onto which I glued a magnet, as shown above, to hold my needles.
This either sits on my coffee table or fits easily into my handbag along with my current project when I go out.
In it I have: needles (embroidery & beading), scissors with a fob, a needle threader, a quick unpick (a seam ripper),
a reel of clolour-fast thread for guide lines, floss bobbins, Thead Heaven, a tape measure, tweezers and a highlighter.
Other things I have, which don't fit into the box include:
a stitching frame (which sometimes I use and sometimes I don't),
a good light which provides me with 'natural light' and
a supply of favourite DVDs and audio books to keep me company.
What else would you recommend? What do you think is unnecessary?
Please leave me your comments.