Sew Simple Tassel

June 10th, 2009 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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An empty wooden spool covered with some pretty paper, some misc. brass knob hardware found in a junk drawer for the top and bottom....strung it together with some silk cord...  
A simple little doodad to hang...anywhere... 
The fluffy tassel was leftover from some pillowtrim,  so glued it inside the bottom brass knob
An empty wooden spool covered with some pretty paper, some misc. brass knob hardware found in a junk drawer for the top and bottom....strung it together with some silk cord...  

An empty wooden spool covered with some pretty paper, some misc. brass knob hardware found in a junk drawer for the top and bottom....strung it together with some silk cord...  


Wooden sewing spools are harder to find since almost all threadspools are plastic...This was one I had left when I finally finished the thread...just couldn't throw it away! I covered this with Japanese washi paper, and left the manufacture label on the end.  Covering the spool with a scrap piece of fabric would be nice too....


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (6)

eveh writes: This is so cute. I just happen to have some old wooden spools I found at a garage sale. I have one with emerald green thread. I think I will skip the paper, just leave the pretty thread, and add the top knob. I have a nice large, pretty blue and green bead that I think will work) and add a pretty blue tassel out of some silk cord, to the bottom. Thanks for the idea. You inspired me. I am going to make one for my ceiling fan chain too. Posted: 6:38 pm on June 15th
georgiamoon writes: Now wouldn't this be the perfect adornment for a package! It is adorable and clever. How about coordinating paper??? Love this idea and I'm gonna DO IT! Thanks for the great idea, Georgia Posted: 2:28 pm on June 11th
monakent writes: Kelly green (not keely green)!!!!!

Sorry for the misprint. gailmarie Posted: 11:03 am on June 11th
monakent writes: Cute idea! gailmarie

(I must be lucky, as the antique malls around the area have had quite a number of wooden spools (some even in a keely green color), so I bought them all for future projects (namely, for my sculpture work). If you'd like, I could keep my eyes open for more of them and let you know if/when I find them.) Posted: 10:44 am on June 11th
alicemom writes: Precious & useful & creative!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:18 am on June 11th
suewhitney writes: ADORABLE...love it!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:00 am on June 11th
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