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ArtBin Needle Arts Caddy

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ArtBin Needle Arts CaddyLast week, when making a trip to JoAnn’s Fabric and Crafts for yarn for a project I’m designing, I was thrilled to find this Needle Arts Caddy by ArtBin. I’d owned something similar many years ago made with wooden dowels and cheap fabric but it didn’t survive in the long term. I used it a lot and was annoyed when it broke. Since then, I have been searching for one of better quality, and now I’m happy to say I’ve found it.

The Needle Arts Caddy is made with a matte black powder-coated metal tubing frame and heavy canvas. It measures 20”x18”x2” and comes with a needle roll (which holds both knitting needles and crochet hooks) and a zippered pouch that has 3 roomy pockets. Each can be snapped onto the outside of the top of the frame while in use. If you want to use it on the go, just unsnap the needle roll and pouch from the frame, roll them up and secure them with the sturdy ties provided and place them inside the caddy.

Now, at the price listed on the Web site, I admit it is a little pricey. However, I purchased mine in-store where the color choices were burgundy and navy blue, and they were  marked $24.99—a considerable savings! But, since I rarely go to Joann’s without coupons, and I just happened to have a 50% off coupon that day, I paid only $12.49 for it. A real deal! In fact, after thinking about it for a couple of days, I rummaged through the remaining coupons I had for Joann’s that week and came up with several more that were 50% off. I went back to the store and bought 2 more caddies, one for a gift for my daughter-in-law, Denise, who is learning to crochet, and a backup for me “just in case” anything ever happens to the one I already have. It’s always good to be prepared, right? Anyway, I don’t feel too guilty, since I bought 3 of them for less than the price of 1 listed online.

I have long been an ArtBin fan. I have several of their products, and find them to be of the highest quality and workmanship. And, in case you are wondering, no, I am not a paid spokesperson. I just really, really like their products!

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