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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thread Winders, Laces, and Pearl

My love for vintage thread and laces has led me to do something that I have thought about for months.
After seeing the prices of vintage thread winders on cards that fetched over forty bucks for a gorgeous group of four (I can't afford that!!), I decided to make my own.

First and foremost...I need to give credit where it is due, and thank the ladies who have given us free graphics to us for our artwork and crafts!! . 
Over at Graphics Fairy, Karen has shared some of the most incredible images for use I've ever seen. 
                         Dawn at the Feathered Nest has some lovely images that are wonderful as well.
I used one of her frames for some of these!
Angie at Knick Of Time has some lovelies that are so much fun too...give them a look and you'll see!
If I have overlooked someone and have used your image, PLEASE forgive me, and PLEASE let me know so that I may give you credit!!

I took the image and copied it to cardstock using 9 prints per page.  After cutting out the cards, I made a template for a bobbin card, and cut the prints out.  Making the four-sided winder was just a matter of adhering the edges of the cards together, making it 3 dimensional.  Keep the center glue free so it can gently be pulled and shaped for winding.
This is where the fun part lies....winding the thread on it!  I use the old JPCoats embroidery threads for this purpose because I prefer to use the DMC thread for my cross-stitch projects.  You can find inexpensive older embroidery thread on etsy or ebay or even garage sales or Goodwill!

I will be linking up with some of the parties below, so be sure and go visit them and enjoy some beauty.
I hope you have a beautiful day!
Blessings, Doni

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Anonymous said...

These turned out lovely! I have been wanting to do something like this with my ribbon because it is all stuffed into a jar and jumbled mess. This would be a fun project :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I like the ones you made. Pretty, and functional.

Anonymous said...

I never would have thought to use her lovely graphics in that manner!

So beautiful!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely! Great project :)
Greetings from Australia♥

c. Joy said...

It's me again, just looking at all your beautiful work. I've been doing so much gardening lately that my sewing is getting dusty (well, maybe not dusty). It's great just to look at your post.

concretenprimroses said...

What a wonderful idea. TFS!
BTW Dover books will let you sign up to get monthly free graphics. I've gotten some wonderful thing that way (and bought a few books because of it, but its not required.)

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Thanks for sharing at the Minutes for Me Linky Party! Love to see all your vintage lacy items!

Marydon said...

So love them & the art work to create them. What a nifty idea.

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Marti McClure said...

What a fabulous idea! Your creations really show off your cute collection of threads and trims. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Sarah said...

Lovely idea. These look wonderful.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

they look fabulous ! Thanks you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday...

Ms. Burrito said...

Sooo pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

My Pink, I am also inviting you to link up with my color Connection meme.

Lorrie said...

What a pretty way to display/store threads. Great idea!

Lorraine said...

Well, I just love this idea...and your laces are beautiul and love the images you used. Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Doni I love all the sweet touches.

Happy pink Saturday, Happy Derby Day and ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Please stop by and enter my celebrate spring/moms giveaway.

chubskulit said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

My Pink, have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Doni, Doni, I have a weakness for this kind of thing. Loved looking around. Blessings Terri

Carolyn Robbins said...

These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.


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