Last revised on December 19, 2002

My "Traveller's Sewing Bird" in Action

In the section on tools, I explain how to make a sewing bird from a clothespin and a piece of string.  Here is a photograph of such a bird in use.  The string is looped through the hole in the handle of the clothespin, and the doubled ends are tied to the dining chair with two half hitches.

A sewing bird made from a clothepin and some string

The black string on the floor is attached to a pair of thread-snipping scissors that is ordinarily tethered to my mending basket.  In the background you see my neck-hung magnifier lying next to a pile of un-darned socks.

This picture was taken on the spur of the moment; I must do it again when I'm sewing or wearing something plain.

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