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socraties1234 Sat 23-Jun-18 17:31:45

Hi I am new to MN and wondered if any of you could help me. I am trying to develop my sons fine motor skills and I am getting him to sew using binka, can anyone tell me which size has the biggest holes. I have looked on ebay and google but still haven't got a clue, Thank you

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BringOnTheScience Sat 23-Jun-18 18:53:31

The numbers quoted as sizes are the numbers of holes per inch... so smaller number = bigger size.

user789653241 Sat 23-Jun-18 18:56:05

Don't know about binka, but my ds did a lot of sawing when he was around 4/5 years old. He just used normal felt and normal sewing needle.
Also used something like these too.

www.bakerross.co.uk/arts-and-crafts/craft-activities/sewing-weaving-crafts

socraties1234 Sat 23-Jun-18 19:22:33

thank you for your replies I will head to ebay now

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BingTheButterflySlayer Sat 23-Jun-18 20:17:54

What about the plastic mesh canvas - might be easier and clearer for him to see where the holes are than binka? As someone mentioned - with aida at least the higher number = smaller "squares" and I assume it works the same way with binka.

If you use felt what I found worked well was putting pen marks where each needle hole was meant to be - just improved the chaos of getting landed with 30 glove puppet make D+T projects no end doing PPA cover!

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