Jul 9, 2013

Pearls of Wisdom

I always learn something new from the students who attend the Sure-Fit Designs Fit & Sew Retreats.

In this recent Retreat, one of the participants, Kathy, introduced us all to this wonderful eraser!  A good eraser makes me happy!  A great eraser makes me ecstatic!  (Life's small pleasures....)

Kathy shared her Black Pearl with all of us.  What's so special about the Black Pearl?

First of all, it's easy to hold between your thumb and fingers.  With this oval shape, it's contoured just right for your hand.

Secondly, it has a great narrow, beveled edge, which means when you are erasing lines that are 1/8" to 1/16" apart, you can get the edge of the eraser in to erase the wrong line without erasing the line that you want!

Thirdly, this Black Pearl leaves very little 'eraser shavings' (that you just dust onto your floor - unless your trash bin is handy).

Why do you need such a nifty eraser?  A number of months ago I posted a blog titled - My Big, Fat, Soft Eraser.  Take a second to glance at it.  All the reasons why you need a decent eraser when drawing your patterns are listed there.  Just click here.

Now, thanks to Kathy, who discovered the 'ultimate' eraser - the PaperMate Black Pearl, I share this with you.  PS, I have no vested interest in PaperMate, I just think it's a great tool in our drawing and drafting chest.

They generally can be found at any office supply store like OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples etc.  They come 2 to a pack and Kathy said they come in different colors too.  What fun...and so functional!


  1. I can't wait to try this.

  2. I *love* my Black Pearl eraser. Just love it, for all the reasons that Glenda has said. It's an essential supply in my sewing room. Thanks to Kathy and Glenda!

  3. And yes, I should have mentioned Kathy. How remiss of me. Kathy from Florida, who was at the April Fit & Sew Retreat, introduced us all to this gem...the Black Pearl.