Mag Friends Information

In needlearts, we use magnets mostly to keep track of our needles on projects. The more projects you have, the more magnets you need for all of those UFO's, WIP's and PHD's*. Then there are those class and large projects where you need as many magnets as tacks to keep track of all the needles and threads for each area. 

Versatile tool: We wear them as pins too!

What sets Accoutrement Designs apart from competitors and doing it yourself? 

Mag Friends designs the majority of the pieces in our collection and have them manufactured. Some pieces are purchased ready-made like other companies for copyright reasons and by request.

Another difference is the size, strength and quality magnets we use - Neodymium Iron Boron (NIB or NdFeB).  We have these manufactured for us too in different sizes and strengths to coordinate with our pieces.  We use triple plated (Nickel, Copper, Nickel), N42 on larger magnets and N52 on smaller magnets for strength.  They are also dually magnetized.  

The magnet size and strength is what makes Mag Friends practical and useful.  The plating and material is what makes them durable against corrosion.  The triple plating should not bubble, flake or peel off when manufactured correctly.  

These magnets are strong! So strong they come with a warning, but not so strong that you can not slide them apart. Many ready made items have layers of magnets increasing their  strength/pull force.

We offer a wide range of different size pieces and magnets for different projects and uses.  Not everyone or every project will warrant crystals or same size magnets.

They make great pins on your person to hold scissors or needles while stitching or on a lapel, scarf or shawl too.  Wonderful on a cabinet, refrigerator or in a locker.  Anywhere magnets are used or needed.  These are not just for stitchers.

When I first started needlepointing I was frustrated that the Trolley Needle kept falling off the magnet.  I was told the trolley needle was not magnetic.  In my opinion, the magnet was not strong enough.  This frustration compiled with not finding a matching/corresponding magnet for the piece I was working, the current holiday, my mood and all my other magnets in use on other projects led to the creation of Mag Friends.

Strong magnetic fields of neodymium magnets can damage items such as television, computer monitors, credit cards, bank cards, computers, diskettes and other data carriers, video tapes, mechanical watches, hearing aids, loud speakers and VCRs. Pace-makers may be damaged or switch to "Test Mode" in the presence of a strong magnetic force, if a pace-maker is in use, keep a minimum of 3 feet distance.
Keep away from children

*UFO - Unfinished Objects
  WIP - Works in Progress
  PhD - Projects half done