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Rachael817
« on: February 03, 2009 06:47:40 PM »

So I dont know if this is the right place. I know its made of wood but its for crochet...


with something im working on.



The other half built this for me after I saw it in an old magazine.  Hopefully it will stop my spools from running away and twisting up.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009 08:50:50 PM »

Isn't it nice to have a partner that does woodworking?  My hubby made one sort of like this for me a while back.  I found that I didn't like it as much as I thought I would - my thread didn't come off the spool as easily as I had hoped.  How do you like yours?

A couple of years ago, at the Oregon State Fair, I saw a lady using a crochet thread holder that she said had belonged to her mother.  I asked her if I could take a pic or two with my cell phone, and talked hubby into coming over to the booth to check it out.  Once we got home, he eventually made one (actually several) for me, and I love them.  It's basically a round wooden base with a post sticking out of the middle with a rounded knob on the top. Your crochet thread balances on top of the knob, and spins freely to let you reel off your thread.  I haven't seen any like it anywhere else other than that one time at the fair.  Hubby even made me one small enough to hold a spool of tatting thread that I use to decorate the edge of hankies.  Let me know if you'd like to see a photo of the spool holder.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009 08:51:49 PM »

I forgot to mention that I LOVE your filet crochet!  It's beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009 09:05:06 PM »

I love it. I use a wooden paper towel holder that I had, it works pretty good....

Your filet crochet is beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009 08:13:37 AM »

Castaways, I would love to see a picture of your spool holders.  I'm having a hard time visualizing it, but that could be because my brain isn't sufficiently pickled with coffee yet this am  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009 10:59:00 AM »

Sorry it took so long to get these posted.  My very favorite one has, somehow, gone missing.  The only difference between the missing spool holder and these that are pictured below is that my fav one is a little bigger and has a thicker base so it holds somewhat larger, heavier spools. 

Here's three of them


Three together, closer view


The size difference


I don't have any thread projects in the work, so I can't show you my skillz   Sad  As you can see, you balance the spool on the post, tipped to the side.  The thread reels off very nicely, and your spool stays in one place.  Don't know how I got along without these.  Hope your woodworking partner can use these photos to make some for you.  My hubby turned these on his wood lathe, but I would image you could make one out of a circle of wood, a dowel, and a nice wooden bead on the end. I found that polishing the end of the post, first with sandpaper and then with waxed paper, made it so smooth that the thread turns very easily.  Let me know what you think.
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