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Thread: Wooden Hera

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    Member ankegram's Avatar
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    Wooden Hera

    Does anyone know where I can buy a wooden hera? I have a plastic one, but it's so slippery. I love the way they work, but I just can't hold on to it. Thanks!

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    i couldn't find it online either. i'm wondering, though, is you might be able to use this bamboo pointer/creaser
    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...icks&refType=1
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    What is a "hera"?

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    what about Wooden Irons or wooden bone folder

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    can you scruff it up with some sand paper or put a rubber coating on one end?
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    I bought a box of old sewing notions at a yard sale and I found a bone hera! I love it. I had no idea what it was at the time. LOL. It's a wonderful notion.
    Got fabric?

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    If it's big enough, try wrapping some of that nubby ACE bandage type stuff around the handle.
    My hera marker is bone of some kind....lands I've had it for decades.....looks like a curved section cut from a large egg, and has a brownish striated/nubby section on one end, probably from where it was attached to whatever it came from. Sure wish I could remember what/where/why I got this so I could describe it better!

    A hera marker makes a line for quilting that is a slight crease in the fabric....which of course, come out and doesn't leave a mark after the quilting design is done.

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    I use a dowel rod I've whittled a sort of blunt point on the end of. (Yeah, blunt point. That makes me sound super smart!)

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    My DH has made me 2 diffeerent size wooden irons out of oak and they work well.
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