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Old 07-15-2013, 07:08 AM
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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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Old 07-15-2013, 07:16 AM
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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
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:33 AM
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What is a "hera"?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:08 AM
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what about Wooden Irons or wooden bone folder
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:09 AM
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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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Old 07-15-2013, 08:16 AM
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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.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:17 AM
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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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Old 07-15-2013, 08:41 AM
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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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Old 07-15-2013, 08:44 AM
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I use this bamboo pointer.

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Old 07-16-2013, 06:52 AM
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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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