This week I am posting about a subject that is very near and dear to my heart – something that I consider to be indispensible in the success of our needle painting embroidery, and that is light. I have proven the theory over and over again that it is virtually impossible to see the details of this fine technique without light – you can read the full article and get some options on which magnifying lights to choose by clicking here. Magnifying Light For Needle Painting.
If you are having difficulties with your long & short stitch or suffering eye strain, chances are you are not using the correct light / magnifying lamp. I certainly could not do this work without it.
I understand that for some of you these magnifying lamps can prove costly but see it as the investment of a lifetime and one that you will reap many hours of pleasure from. Still wondering how you could afford this seemingly luxury item, well heres a little story that might help put things into perspective:
An elderly lady of our guild wanted to attend the Ighali Embroidery Convention, which is held bi-annualy in the Western Cape in South Africa, but being on a pension the cost of attending was beyond her means. The members of the guild got together and decided to fund raise the amount needed so that this lady could attend, but when they approached her about it she said:
“Oh don’t worry I’ve got the money together. I put a jar next to the bed and said to my husband, You Want It, You Pay!”
On that note have a wonderful week wherever you are and remember Nothing Is Impossible🙂 Trish