Happy Weekend Everyone! I was cleaning my desk and I uncovered the current issue of Threads Magazine… I was so excited when the issue arrived in the mail because the Point Perfect Pressing Tool was included in the Notions column. Then in the next few days, I had a disaster with my website because it got a virus. It was such a process to fix my website and then catching up on the stuff… I didn’t have time to share this with you. Here’s a peek of the article… I think it looks great 🙂 It makes me stop and think about the adventure this little piece of wood has caused me to embark on.
When I first starting playing with the design for the Point Perfect, my Dad was making my prototypes. Then I started working on them with Dan from Dan Tracy Designs. I met Dan last year at Sitches United. His booth was right next to mine in the vendor hall. He makes beautiful wooden tools for knitting, crochet and weaving. One of my favorite things are his yarn bowls. You can see the variety of hard wood he uses. Each bowl is functional piece of art.
The same thing is true about our Point Perfect Point Turner. Usually he sends me a nice variety of tools made from different woods. When I opened this shipment, most of them were made from Curly Maple.
I’m not the expert, but I’m guessing that Curly Maple gets it’s name from it’s curly grain. Dan and I have been working on fine tuning the design to make it the best, most useful tool possible. The fine hard woods, the curved shape and the craftsmanship all contribute to making it a joy to use.
It’s rare that I get a batch that are mostly one kind of wood. This makes it hard for me to give you a choice about which kind of wood you would prefer. So, I decided to share these with you… in case you like them too. If you order a Point Perfect Pressing Tool in the next few days, I can guarantee that you will receive one of these Curly Beauties <3.
Below is a link to a Video Tutorial Showing how to use the Point Perfect Point Turner. In addition to using it to make collar tips nice and crisp, I’ve used it to make perfect corners on pillows and I’ve used the curved edge to help shape seams. If you already own one, I’d love to know what you think about it.