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Do you use a light/magnifying glass
Tue, May 16, 2017 4:29 AM
Posted by Teresa
Hello, I'm looking for some recommendations for a light/magnifying glass. I find stitching very difficult at night and can't believe that I'm the only one. Would love to know what everyone else does or uses. Thanks in advance for suggestions.
  • Reply from Will
    Friday, May 19, 2017 9:49 PM
    This might sound odd, but I keep a small lamp on the floor to shine through the aida canvas. The overhead light is on as well, but the one on the floor helps identify the openings in the aida so I know where to put the needle. I'm tempted to also buy a lighted magnifier that clips onto the side of a table or TV tray; I've seen them for about thirty dollars. The lamp on the floor seems ok for now though. Go to top
  • Reply from Jan in AZ
    Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:03 AM
    I use a Daylight magnifier that I got through Walmart - Daylight Naturalight LED Floor Mag Light Go to top
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    Reply from lynn
    Monday, May 22, 2017 2:21 PM
    For Mother's Day I had a 50% off of a magnifying OTT lite to use while I am in my recliner. But then I also found a little portable one that I can hook to my collar while I stitch and use 2.75 magnifying reading glasses to help me see the project up close. I love that for my traveling sewing capabilities.

    Lynn
    KeenStitches Go to top

    • Reply from Simba
      Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:44 AM
      I use this over my glasses - they have a LED light in them that shines on the cloth It costs 12 to 13. Beileshi 5Lens Glass Magnifying Visor Magnifier Glasses With 2 LED Professional Jeweler's Loupe Light Bracket and Headband are Interchangeable - Go to top