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If she has rheumatic arthritis, the best thing she could do is continuing knitting and crocheting for short periods. Many movements that are done during physio therapy for arthritis of the hand are actually very similar to the movements during knitting. I found this pilot study The knitting community-based trial for older women with osteoarthritis of the ...


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Nope. You do not oil the tension discs. You may need to open it to remove lint or check for damage, rust, and wear. Then, it may be that you need new discs. But they are not part of the lubricating maintenance. I agree with @allison c to have it looked at by a professional on occasion. Need to add this information: upper thread tension: “If the upper ...


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I'm not familiar with your application, so I might be off track here, but have you considered creating a hem, and sewing flexible neodymium magnetic strips into it? These are much stronger than the standard flexible strip magnets. Just as a clarifying example (not a specific recommendation): example: I suggest this because magnets can hold material in ...


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