Aficot Embroiderer's Tool
- Brand: Lacis
- Product Code: TT87
- Availability: In Stock
The Aficot is a very popular and hard-to-come by embroidery tool that descends from the lobster claw. It is contoured to the hand, to provide a controlled finish to embroidery by burnishing the threads as well as surrounding areas to create a dimensional effect. It is also used in lace making, particularly in Alençon lace. The lobster claw was used in two ways: 1. to polish raised threads, and 2. to smooth down areas of tape or fabric between lines of stitching, to make the stitching stand out better. The Aficot is available in Rosewood and Ebony and is 5 1/2” long.
Mary Corbet has a wonderful review of this tool. https://www.needlenthread.com/2015/03/whats-an-aficot-embroidery-tool.html