Tools & Toys Tuesday: Milliner’s Needles, yay!

Tools & Toys Tuesday

Thanks very much for your thoughts on Milliner’s Needles – I switched to a larger needle and *whoa*, it was like a whole new thing. As advertised, it made french knot angst a thing of the past! Seriously, every knot is so much easier (and less annoying!) than before, and my progress sped up a millionfold. You can see the needle I ended up using above – the hugemongous one is the milliner’s needle, the teeny one is a normal embroidery needle. It’s like embroidering with a spear! If you’ve ever had trouble with french knots, definitely give these a go.

Tools & Toys Tuesday

Here’s my progress so far – erm, with 4 days to go, is it likely that I’ll finish before the end of the month? Yeah, not so much. But I’ll give it a sporting try!

3 Comments on Tools & Toys Tuesday: Milliner’s Needles, yay!

  1. Tasha
    August 28, 2013 at 01:14 (5 years ago)

    Hi Julie, what size is the needle? It looks huge! What about a little video demo of your French knot technique on IG :)

  2. Aurelia Eglantine
    September 2, 2013 at 22:02 (5 years ago)

    Yay! indeed :) So happy that it helped!!! It does take a little while to get used to using such a long needle, but it’s so very worth it! Using one like this made bullions possible for me too – like in my Floral Heart :)

    • julie
      September 5, 2013 at 13:03 (5 years ago)

      Oh, that’s lovely! I’ve never actually done bullions before – I’ll have to give it a go sometime – now I have the right needle for it! :)


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