Monday, May 30, 2016

Threading A Needle With Low Vision

Seth has discovered a passion for creating video game characters out of fabric he buys in the remnant bin at the fabric store. 


Like me, though, he has a vision impairment that makes threading a needle visually almost impossible. He was using a needle threader, until it got lost. 

So, I taught him a good non-visual way to thread a needle used by blind crafters and anyone who thinks its a good idea. Here's how it works:

1. Hold the thread between finger and thumb with the end barely or not visible. 


2. Find the hole of the needle by feeling which end is wider and flat. 


3. Jam the flat end of the needle between finger and thumb so the hole goes over the end of the thread. 


4. Continue until you can grab the thread end and pull it through. 


That's it! Easy way for my blind and low-vision kids (and me) to thread a needle. 


More video game stuffies coming our way. 


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