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Thread: Wooden Thread Spools

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    Senior Member Yellow Bird's Avatar
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    I mentioned saving empty wooden thread spools under the topic "Thread" and many people have made suggestions about projects using wooden thread spool.

    Anyone have photos of projects made with wooden thread spools.

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    mosty threads have come on plastic spools...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jajudd24
    mosty threads have come on plastic spools...
    Yes, but the vintage spools come on wooden ones - and that's mostly where they come from nowadays (you are correct - hardly any of the thread manufacturers nowadays put them on wooden spools)... people sell wooden spools by the lots on EBay not only for crafting purposes but because sometimes some of them are worth some serious money... just watch Antiques Roadshow. If you find one of those and sell it, man are you gonna be able to deck out your sewing room that's for sure! I actually like the classic wooden spools... something about them just seems more, I don't know... it just connects with sewing and the olden days more to me. I guess to summarize, it reminds me of simpler times...

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    I'm not sure as to which size spools you are referring but a friend of mine has sent me several small wooden spools with minature hand-painted pictures on them. In the photo that I've included, I needed two strands of thread to accomodate sewing with a twin needle. I didn't have two spools of thread of the same color so I wound a bobbin and used one of my pretty painted spools to raise up the bobbin to the correct level that I needed. It worked perfectly and I liked being able to see my pretty painted spool in use.

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    Wow...not only for the lovely painted spool, but your creative use as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird
    I mentioned saving empty wooden thread spools under the topic "Thread" and many people have made suggestions about projects using wooden thread spool.

    Anyone have photos of projects made with wooden thread spools.
    Hi, I do give me a little bit and I will post a pic of a cute little Idea! 8-)

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    I gave away a bunch of old wooden spools because I couldn't figure out what to do with them. I kept a few little ones to go in my vintage thread holders but that is all.

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    OK hope this works! Heres How to Knit with a wood spool. 8-)

    direction for Knitting With wooden Spool

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    Man -- not only haven't I seen the wooden spools in a long time, but hadn't even remembered "knitting" with the spool!!! A lost art!!!!! :)

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    Hey I just noted I'm a regular Again :) :) :)

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    oh darn my old spools would have been perfect for this too.
    Am I the only challenged one that is lost after the pictures stop. I use to be good at following written instructions as a matter of fact the pictures would throw me off. Now however USE TO is the operative words here Now I can't do anything without seeing someone do it or having picture. Getting old s***s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird
    I mentioned saving empty wooden thread spools under the topic "Thread" and many people have made suggestions about projects using wooden thread spool.

    Anyone have photos of projects made with wooden thread spools.
    I just collect them, Just got a bunch from Ladies on the board. Love them all. Starting collecting when they were plentiful and cheap, not that way anymore.

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    I just put mine in a pretty basket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird
    Wow...not only for the lovely painted spool, but your creative use as well.


    Thank you so much for the compliment!

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