I suggest you buy an Ott light or the same Daylight Lamp by another company, when on sale at JoAnn Fabrics.
Sign up for eMails and use the next 50% off, one non-sale item, coupon, to get one.
For craft use I have bought 5.
2 Small OttLite model CD0-006, flip open lamp with 12 LEDs, that run on batteries, to take to bead shows, stores, to make sure I get the correct colors.
People always ask me about them.
The light at them is horrible.
I bought a bunch of beads that were completely different colors when I got them home.
2 Larger ones, I bought to use for beading classes, on the road work, etc.
They sit on the table and the front flips up, turning itself on.
These have about 4 hours of use time, on battery only.
One plugs into the wall, and the other has a recharger.
I have 1 over the shoulder Daylight bulb lamp, I put it on the top, of the back of my couch, so it sits with the light coming over my right shoulder, focused on my work, but not in my eyes.
I had to buy weights to make it stay in place.
The stand was metal but not heavy enough to keep it in place.
These lights were all bought for between $15 and $35.
I don't like the teeny, tiny, clip on Daylight Book Lamps, as they are not very bright.
I like all of my work to be lit well, when I work.
I don't want to have to move the light all over the place.
I should mention I use daylight, 4 foot. fluorescent lights in my home.
I just love the daylight bulbs, as everything looks so much brighter.
I think this will help you a lot more than paper.
You will be happily surprised to see how much easier it is, to see the fabric threads, when you cross stitch, using one of these lamps.
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