I love making presents for my mother-in-law. We like the same sorts of things. For her last birthday I made these bobbins of hand-dyed embroidery thread. Of course. Who wouldn't be thrilled over thread?
I was inspired by this antique, rather-hammered lace-making bobbin.
I made the spools from a dowel and some finials. Painting and distressing them was the funnest part.
I spooled off hanks of Coats™ pearl cotton and dip-dyed them in little cups.
Voila! Spools of happiness.
Then, of course, I was jealous and had to make myself a set as well :-)
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