Question: Did you know that the wooden spools that you have in your stash may be 50-100 years or older? If you have been saving them for just the right project, here are a few ideas and ways that you can use them.
Spools and Tools Wreath, started with a group of wooden spools, that are threaded through an 18 gauge florist wire, to create the base. I wrapped an old pair of my grandmother’s scissors with a printed cotton tape, and wrapped the base with a printed satin base. The flowers and and ladybugs were made using instructions from my book, Ribbonwork Flowers, by C&T Publishing.
Tid Bits and Tats, is a class that I taught, were you take a length of ribbon and cover it with scraps of lace, fabric, doilies, hankies, and all manner of goodies. The ribbon is attached to a wooden spool. I also have version of this project in my book Beaded Embroidery Stitching, by C&T Publishing.
Wooden Spool Vase is a simple and fun way to use a wooden spool, and use up some of your other treasures. This project can be found in my new book Creative Embroidery, Mixing the Old with the New, by C&T Publishing.