Posted 2013-12-18 6:52 PM (#86853 - in reply to #86845) Subject: Re: the tomatoes that you keep your needles in
Location: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada
Hummph! I didn't think sawdust was useful. Yes, I know it's a stuffing for hams etc, and now I know it's for needles. Yes, I have a Fons and Porter large strawberry and it is full of emery dust. that is good.
I chose the wool roving as stuffing because I heard that sheep's lanolin was good for needles. But the raw sheep wool I got was too full of pine needles, dirt and moss to be nice. But I think my roving is cleaned and washed.
Honestly, I didn't find any needles in it! It is vaguely new.
Yes, I read that suggestion also. I use it for sewing needles and it's great. However, I am not careful with my hand needles and I just grab whatever sticks out.
Posted 2013-12-19 9:16 AM (#86854 - in reply to #86853) Subject: Re: the tomatoes that you keep your needles in
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Confession: I set one up for sewing machine needles, but I hardly ever remember to use it.
My pincushion is probably full of needles that would show up on an x-ray. :-) Someday I need to squish them all out and start over, because I also mindlessly stick them in, and just use whichever one has a hole big enough to thread, or that has the right color of thread already.