Cute otter needleminder - perfect for your cross stitch or embroidery!
This wooden otter surrounded by flowers is backed by a strong neodymium magnet that definitely will keep your needles in place.
A needleminder is a great help when you're stitching. I can only speak for myself of course but let me tell you that I have lost countless needles over the years when just putting my work down to fetch more coffee or answer the phone. Lost needles aren't just a nuisance, they can be dangerous too, especially if you are stitching around small children or pets that might tread on them or even worse swallow a stray needle! Fastening the needle in the fabric might work unless it slides out, but it can leave ugly marks or even tear the fabric if you are unlucky. (Yep, I've done that!)
Needleminders are backed with one magnet glued to the back of the decorative piece, and one loose magnet. You simply separate the magnets, put the pretty side on the front of your work and sandwich the fabric between the two magnets, with the lose magnet on the back of your work. The pretty embellishment will now be the perfect little magnetic resting place for your needles when you need to put them down.
Our needleminders are made with strong neodymium magnets and strong holding glue to make them hold your needles as securely as possible. Neodymium magnets are very strong and can therefore be difficult to pull apart - the key is sliding them apart to separate them! Also be careful not to snap them together too hard, as the stronger they are, the more brittle they become and smashing them together could damage the magnets.
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