Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me About This?
This is a picture of a needle threader for large-eyed needles, showing how you can thread even six-strand metallic floss without swearing. Discovering this device in a package that illustrated its proper use brought me back to embroidery. I love to create with thread, but the rayons, metallics, and acrylics almost defeated me. Yes, my eyes are getting older, but this needle threader is a wonder for any age. You can actually concentrate on the embroidery without dreading the next time you have to thread a needle.
Finally, needlecraft manufacturers are getting the hint that people who want to do needlecraft didn't learn how to do it from their mothers. I took four years of home economics, and needle threaders - even the cheap looking kind for sewing needles - were never mentioned. (Those cheap little sewing needle threaders that look like gimcrack junk actually do work - even on sewing machines.)
Armed with my new needle threader, I'm ready to handle any type of thread or yarn that can be threaded through a needle. I can't believe it's so easy! Needle threaders like this one are available at peaypatch.com.