Fashioned in the same manner for years, the emery strawberry is an essential tool for needleworkers. Simply slide your pin or needle in and out of the red strawberry and the point will again be sharp.
Developed when pins and needles were scarce and dear, the emery strawberry allowed its user to extend the life of pins and needles.
As art today often includes sewing paper to paper, fabric, leather, etc., this little tool has again become essential. Paper and plastics dull the pins and needles and the emery will sharpened them again!