Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:00
Have Plenty of Light on Your Sewing AreaWritten by d'Italia
It may seem like an obvious provision for most of us, but the fact remains that many sewers out there aren’t sewing with enough light, or at least are sewing with improper lighting. By optimising your sewing area lighting, you can ensure a top-notch sewing experience every time without straining your eyes or risking a poorly placed stitch again. The Trouble with Poof Sewing Area Lighting Aside from the strain you place on your eyes by trying to focus on something with insufficient lighting, with dim lighting or bad lighting, you can lose track of your stitching or get distracted by shadowing. Beware Using Sewing Lights Specialised sewing lights are a great way to keep a consistent stream of light on what you’re doing, but beware their limitations. By placing just one light above your project, you can promote shadowing over what you’re doing, making it difficult to see. If you can, try to get a broader light, multiple lights used from different points or just angle your one light until you find there are no shadows present while sewing.