• What is the difference between the large and small rustic heart Thread Separators?
    • There is a weight difference between all three of the Thread Separators. The large heart is the heaviest of the three styles and works the best on yarns as it helps with the additional memory that yarns tend to have. It will also work on most of the flosses as well. The smaller heart thread separators are ideal for all types of embroidery flosses and threads, including the fine silks, linens, and even metallics! They do work on yarns as well, but are a bit slower to perform the separation. The tin dove thread separators are suitable for all embroidery threads, but are a bit too light weight to handle the yarns well.
  • Can I use my Thread Separator to make cording?
    • Yes, it works beautifully to create cording.
      1. Select your floss colors. Your minimum number of 6 strand flosses is 2. You can use as many as you want depending on your desired thickness of finished cording. (Note: multiple color flosses make really pretty cording!) Make sure that your strands are about 3 times longer than the desired finished length of cording you would like to have.
      2. Knot together each end of your selected strands. Tape one end to a table top.
      3. Hold the length of your strands out horizontally to the table top and begin twisting the strands together. Twist until the cording just starts to kink.
      4. Attach your Thread Separator to the MIDDLE of the twisted flosses.
      5. Bring the end you have been twisting from ( the one in your hand) up to the taped end, letting the Thread Separator pull the flosses straight down. The Separator will EVENLY and quickly twist your cording for you.
      6. Remove the Thread Separator from the cording. The cording will not untwist on you.
      7. Your cording is ready to go!!!! How easy was that?

  • Can I use my Thread Separator to separate delicate braids and knotted fibers such as Kreinek for needlepoint?
    • Yes, it helps immensely! Here's how� For twisted threads, the Puffin is placed at the bottom of the thread and left hanging in the air. At the top of the thread, separate out a single strand of the thread from the rest of the twisted threads, grasp the strand and slide the rest of the threads down towards the Puffin. When separating Kreinik braid, the "strand" is really just a blending filament and therefore it is somewhat fragile and susceptible to breakage. Your puffin will help immensely here.
  • How long of strands of floss or yarn can I separate with my Puffin?
    • You may separate any length of fiber with the thread separator! I have done threads of up to 5 feet quite easily. Be sure and view the video clip demonstrating this! It is absolutely perfect for use in punch needle, where we go through the embroidery floss so quickly!
  • How many strands can I separate at one time using my Thread Separator?
    • You may quickly and easily separate any number you like at one time. You may also repeatedly separate any number of the remaining fibers as desired; they will not tangle or knot.
  • Are your products lead free?
    • Yes, all of our lovely handmade artworks are fashioned with lead free solder.
  • Do your Magnets comply with 16 CFR Part 1240 Safety Standards?
    • To comply with 16 CFR Part 1240 - SAFETY STANDARD FOR MAGNET SETS:
      Our magnets are not intended for use with or as a magnet set. A magnet set is defined as any aggregation of separable magnetic objects that is a consumer product intended, marketed or commonly used as a manipulative or construction item for entertainment, such as puzzle working, sculpture building, mental stimulation, or stress relief.

  • How strong are the magnets on your Needle Minders and Scissor Sitters?
    • All of our Magnetic Puffin Products are made using super strong high quality Rare Earth Neodymium magnets. These magnets are strong enough to hold a small to medium size sewing scissor in place, even if you shake it around a bit! - Really.
  • What is the best way to separate the magnets on the Needle Nannies?
    • The easiest way to separate the two magnets is to simply slide them apart.
    • It is best to use a soft number 2 pencil on this tool. Never use a pen!!
  • How do I clean my Puffin Products?
    • Generally, all that may be required is to use a soft cloth to gently polish your products. They may also be cleaned with metal polishes that are appropriate for the metals you have on your particular design.
  • Who can use these products?
    • Our products are great for anyone who loves to do any of the wonderful Needlearts of Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Punch Needle and Knitting. They are also great for those who Quilt or Sew. We have something for everyone and their particular passion. Our products are pretty and practical, after all everyone can use a little needle art bling!


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