I'm using clip ons from the Daylight company, but of course you need to wear glasses for those. They come in a box of 5 with different magnifying strength. You also can get head bands with a visor in front of it, or you look into buying a magnifier with lamp.
I like the it that I don't need to have a table where I stitch. If you've one of these magnifiers for tables, you're bound to work close to one. Or you look into the ones you can fasten onto an arm chair. But then again, you need to be working in an armchair first to use these ones.
I apologize if I've made too many mistakes... I left my reading glasses at work, and am using my hubby's, which are not particularly suitable. Have difficulties seeing if I type correctly.
Thank you so much, I will check that out right away.
I have a magnifying glass that I wear around my neck which is quite good, it works better for the bigger chest ladies, tends to slip off my shelf as not well endowed! also use a daylight bulb if I need a light on which is also a great help. Do find even with these props I can no longer work on medium to dark coloured fabrics if they are 28,32 or 36 count, if I am honest 36 in any colour is really a no go area anymore, I suppose that is just age catching up on me.
i find the specs from the chemist very good, my eye specialist gave me the correct number to buy, and I can see really well with them.
Hi Amanda, I use "The Original Trio Lamp" when I need a little extra help seeing, which is with most things these days :-)
It is a magnifying lamp with a ring of daylight bulbs on the underside of the frame. Being under the frame the light does not shine in your eyes and because there is a ring of bulbs, there is little or no shadow from my hand.
It comes with a floor stand that is not overly big or heavy, so I can locate the mag/lamp wherever I want to work. The stand can be interchanged with a clip that also comes with it. In addition to a mains power cable there is a battry pack (battries not provided) so I can use it even when I don't have mains power, very useful when I attend classes.
I got mine at a show but the company I got it from has a website www.craftlights.co.uk I have no affiliation to the company or the product other that I love mine and rarely stitch without it now.
Trish Burr wrote about this subject. Here is the link:
As a result of this article I bought this lamp: PURElite Three-in-One Magnifying Lamp
I am very happy with it, it magnifies two times and has excellent light and isn't very expensive.
There are some good lights on the market that come with magnifying glass attached.I use el cheapo magnifying specs for mine