Posted on July 25, 2008 at 12:50
Hey, Y'all, At the Center in Atlanta, they have us clean needles using the very finest sandpaper. I keep a 5cm x 5cm square folded in my needle box. You hold the needle by the eye, put it into the folded square, pull through, rotating so that all 4 sides get cleaned. It works really well and keeps them sharp, too. I have the same needles from when I started Japanese embroidery 6 years ago!
You might want to try it. Anneg