Vintage spools – another idea

Over a year ago I blogged about displaying my treasured feedsack scraps on vintage wooden spools.  You can read about it here if you would like. 
I still have my collection of scraps on spools – the heap sits on the wide windowsill in my workroom and on rainy days I can often be found rearranging them whilst staring out of the window dreaming of new projects.
And now I have spotted another lovely idea for using old spools….
Isn’t this great!  It’s featured over on The Silly Pearl Blog where she has shared her free tutorial for creating this pinboard.  I think I might have a try at creating one for myself, but using my feedsack-covered spools – it would look wonderful over my desk.
Loads of thanks to The Silly Pearl for generously sharing this idea… off to sort out my old spools in anticipation.  It’s actually raining this morning (first time for ages) so perfect timing for a rummage in the workroom cupboard while we wait for the rain to stop. 



What a brilliant idea. Am just in the process of creating a new sewing room and this would be a perfect project. I am off to find some of theose spools! I'll also take a peek at the silly pearl blog, sounds like a gem!

Jenny of Elefantz

Love your spools!! I have some handmade spools I wind special threads on, but I like your idea much better, Helen! 🙂

Bumpkin Bears

Love this idea, your spools look so pretty. I have often wondered what to do with my Mums lovely old wooden spools when all the cotton is gone from them. I'm having an Embroidery Pattern giveaway on my blog if you want to hop over, Catherine x


Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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