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Quilting & Sewing

"I never Quilt without my wearing my CraftOptics! I feel like I am working in the dark without them.”

I had really been struggling with the detail work in my quilting. My solution was adding more light but that only helped so much.

I had seen the advertisements for CraftOptics but the first time I had the opportunity to try them on was in 2015 at AQS Paducah and suddenly details were clear! I do lots of tiny detail stitching on my quilts and I can do that so easily with my CraftOptics. I feel that they definitely helped to up my quilting game.

I immediately purchased a pair after the demo. I knew these glasses would give me another tool to advance with my art quilts by providing me with so much vision clarity. These glasses have allowed me so much more enjoyment and less stress on my eyesight. No more struggling to see those all-important details.

I am constantly moving around during my piecing process but mostly during my quilting. I do lots of stitching on my art quilts and I change threads very often. My CraftOptics allow me to see all of the different colors and stitches with total clarity. No more tired eyes or eye strain with my CraftOptics. Also, no aching back from bending over trying to see details of my work.

Read an interview with Judy in our blog here: JUDYBESKOW

- Judy Beskow, Quilt Artist
Reviews
Jewelry & Beadwork

"When I put my first pair of CraftOptics on and actually looked at my little, tiny seed beads through the CraftOptics, I almost cried - That is how amazing these are."

“When I put my first pair of CraftOptics on and actually looked at my little, tiny seed beads through the CraftOptics, I almost cried – That is how amazing these are.”

Watch Jill’s CraftOptics review and learn new beading tips on her Jill Wiseman Designs YouTube channel: Jill Wiseman Designs

- Jill Wiseman, Bead Artist & Instructor
Embroidery, Jewelry & Beadwork, Quilting & Sewing

"I can see my beads which make my beading much easier and makes my Machine embroidery and hand stitching easier as well. The magnification is amazing. I am so glad I got them."

These glasses are WONDERFUL!!!!!! I love mine. I bought the complete package. Glasses and light and am glad I did. I can see my beads which make my beading much easier and makes my Machine embroidery and hand stitching easier as well. The magnification is amazing. I am so glad I got them. The customer service is by far better than any company I’ve dealt with in a long time.

- Jeff K., Bead, Embroidery & Stitching Artist
Cross-stitch, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Quilting & Sewing

"I love them.  I should have bought them years ago.  My neck and back don’t hurt after stitching."

I love them.  I should have bought them years ago.  My neck and back don’t hurt after stitching. I wasn’t able to stitch very long before buying these because my eyes would water and I couldn’t see the holes on the aida.
- Holly O., Needlework Artist
Reviews
Woodworking & Model Work

"I was using them while detail painting around grills and air-intake screens on a locomotive, and they made a big difference. I notice that I don't have as much neck and eye strain when wearing the CraftOptics."

I’ve been using the CraftOptics for various modeling projects over the past few weeks. Last night, I was using them while detail painting around grills and air-intake screens on a locomotive, and they made a big difference. I notice that I don’t have as much neck and eye strain when wearing the CraftOptics. The clip-on light is a big help as it illuminates the area between my two work lights.
I’ve also tried them while applying decals. I flip the telescopes up when positioning the decals, as I prefer seeing the whole model to make sure things are in alignment. However, the telescopes are useful after the decals are in place and the setting solution has been applied. At this stage, I check for trapped air bubbles and silvering (trapped air under the clear areas of the decal that show up a silver blotches against the painted model).
In addition, I’ve used them while drilling holes for grab irons. Some models have molded dimples that serve as the starting point for drilling holes. The telescopes make it easy to see the dimples, especially on dark cars and locomotives.
- Cody Grivno, Model Railroad Craftsman
Jewelry & Beadwork

"I'm so glad I made the choice and gifted myself!"

I LOVE my CraftOptics!! What a difference for my eyes and my back! I am so glad I made the choice and gifted myself!

 

- Kathleen S., Bead Artist
Jewelry & Beadwork, Quilting & Sewing

"The first time I tried a pair of CraftOptics on at the International Quilt Show in Rosemont, IL a few years ago, I realized how much detail I was missing."

I put my Craft Optics to work right away. I was working on a quilt for a local show and the visual aid and the light were very much appreciated. It did take some time to break old habits, like looking over the telescopes at my work, but I eventually got the hang of it.

I have worked with an OptiVisor in both my jewelry and sewing work for over thirty years and had done okay, but the first time I tried a pair of Craft Optics on at the International Quilt Show a few years ago, I realized how much detail I was missing. I have always invested in the best tools I could afford and this is an investment, but so worth it.

- Robin, Jewelry & Sewing Artist
Jewelry & Beadwork

"Best investment I ever made. Worth every penny. I couldn’t bead without them."

I bought a pair at the Bead&Button show several years ago. Best investment I ever made. Worth every penny. I couldn’t bead without them. 

- Debbie R., Bead Artist
Jewelry & Beadwork, Quilting & Sewing

"They have made a huge difference in my posture when I work and it has eased up my neck, shoulder, and back strain. Now I never want to do any work without them..."

I didn’t realize how close I was holding everything to my nose even when I was wearing my “readers” until I started using my CraftOptics.  They have made a huge difference in my posture when I work and it has eased up my neck, shoulder, and back strain. Now I never want to do any work without them – regardless of if I am doing beading or wirework or stitching.  I always reach for my CraftOptics first and the rest of my tools and materials second.
Thank you so much for making this process so easy for me.
- Marion S., Beadwork Artist
Reviews
Jewelry & Beadwork

I've been using these for the past year and love them. Definitely get the light!

“I’ve been using these for the past year and love them. Definitely get the light! I make jewelry and these are a life saver. Great customer service too!”

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- Candie Cooper, Jewelry Artist & Designer

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