Today I'm sending out a huge thank you to a guy that I don't even know exists...
Is there really an Uncle Bill who invented these tweezers??
These little tweezers live up to their slogan...
And they are one of the simplest and most useful tools you can own. Not just for embroidery either...for any tedious task.
I bought multiple pairs to keep with my Japanese embroidery, at my work station and an extra for carrying around with various projects.
This past weekend I used them to remove the tiny bits that remain after removing my paper transfer pattern.
First I used the tekobari to score the paper on either side of each stitched line. This helps the paper to tear away more easily.
The precision-point sliver grippers are THE tool for that job.
Right after the needlebook, scissors and tekobari...these are my fourth most valuable tool. I use them to sink goldwork, for picking out stitches, for removing errant hairs and debris from needlework, etc...
Many of you out there are already Uncle Bill enthusiasts but if you didn't know about them until today, you can get them here.
I went searching for some background history on Uncle Bill but couldn't find any. I only know that they are manufactured in the USA by this company in Connecticut.
Happy precision picking everyone!