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Topic: IT IS MADE on a COTTON REEL!  (Read 7546 times)
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« on: March 16, 2008 09:55:50 AM »

Another one from "The Book of Good Needlework".

Here's a link to one you can enlarge enough to read the text:
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008 10:14:44 AM »

That would be a cool accessory.

Thanks for sharing.

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will work for yarn

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008 02:14:43 PM »

I have nails, I have a vintage wooden cotton reel..... mwahahahaha (<- my evil "I'm hatching a plan" laugh)
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008 05:07:56 PM »

My Granny taught my how to do this when I was 8 she must have been about 88 then (so maybe she learnt it from something like this).  I think I was getting under her feet too much so she went off to her shed and created one for me.  We call it French Knitting but I dont know if that is really correct.  I never made a necklace from it though.  I should try it she would be amused to hear I still have the 'apparatus' she made for me.  Thanks for sharing!

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this is made from a bicycle innertube!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008 10:41:22 PM »

I make wire chains on a spool just like this.  I have them in 3, 4 and 5 peg.

I actually have never tried using yarn...that's too easy!LOL!  I have to do the hard stuff.


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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 10:12:08 AM »

We called it "knitting nancy". It was all the rage when I started school.  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008 09:58:07 AM »

so is this the predecessor to all the 'knitting looms' in the craft aisle at W*lmart? Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010 12:07:40 PM »

I got a commercial version of this when I was eight (ouch, ten years ago) and it was rubbish. Looked like a plastic egg pretending to be a grandma, because kids won't touch anything that isn't plastic and personified of course. This probably works better, it was the knitting world's version of an easybake oven (come on, cooking with a lightbulb?)
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011 11:22:32 AM »

nice one - but I'm surprised it works with nails. I'd rather try cramps for it. But really a nice idea if you haven't got an i-cord maker at hand.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014 09:54:53 AM »

We called that french Knitting.  And back then all the cotton reels were made of wood.  My mum taught my siblings and I.  I taught my kids and they have taught their kids.  We used to spend hours seeing who could make the longest 'chain'.  I dont recall ever actually making anything with the giant chains we produced

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