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« on: August 04, 2006 11:31:30 PM »

I bought a little metal circle with spokes that slide in/out about 30 years ago.  I know they are still available for sale at spotlight because I saw them there last week.  What I need is a pattern to make something with this thing.

Basically, as I understand it, you slide the spokes out (there is a handle to turn to do this) and then thread yarn onto them in a flower-type fashion (around one spoke, then around the opposite one then to the one beside the first spoke, back to the opposite of that spoke etc) - I think you wound two or three times around each spoke, from memory.  You then tie off in the centre of the "flower" and wind the spokes in and the "flower" pops off the pinwheel.

Now, you need to make about a gazillion of these and then it was either sew or crochet them together - the project I fell in love with was a full "heirloom quilt" as it was described at the time.

Has anyone used one of these pinwheels?  Do you have any directions/patterns to share?



« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006 12:04:53 AM »

It's not a pinwheel - it's a DAISY WHEEL I just found out.

Now can anyone help?


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