Lighting While You Stitch

cherryfizzOctober 7, 2005

What kind of lighting do use to do your stitching.

I am finding incandescent lightbulbs harder to stich under and it doesn't provide me the light I need no matter what the wattage. I love sitting on the porch in the summer to stitch but I can only do that for a short time.


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My father got me one of those "daylight" lights that you see advertised in magazines. It has been a godsend for my aging eyes!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2005 at 8:56AM
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I only stitch in daylight. My living room has lots of windows, so I always sit in there.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 3:57PM
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I was watching the Shopping Channel the other night and they had lights called Ott lights. I have never ordered anything from the shopping channel so I will look around in the stores. These lights give off a light similar to daylight, probably like the one Lionors, who posted above has.

Today was my last day in Toronto and if I had known there was a Needlework, Stitchery and Craft Event at the Convention Centre I would have gone. The last day is Sunday and I will be on the train back to Windsor.


    Bookmark   October 16, 2005 at 2:27AM
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First Street has a fairly large selection of daylight lamps. I have purchased several for different rooms in my house and love them for neelework and reading. They do not light a large area but are great for direct lighting over a limited area. Colors are very true and print is so much easier to read. Get the highest wattage available. It is worth the extra money.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2006 at 10:59AM
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I use this ionmax natural light desk lamp, DF3028 whenever i stitch, it has a sensor blue light which notifies us if the lighting in the room is not enough, so you just have to switch it on, its bendable to a lot of angles so easier for me to direct the light to what i'm doing. its brighter to compare with the other lights im using at home.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 2:27AM
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I have and use Ott lights,have the floor model next to my stitching chair,and have a table top one by my sewing machine.

Nice to see you here Cherry!!

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 9:39PM
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