Some weeks ago I bought a set of 12 vintage wooden sewing spools. They looked so nice with their neat graphics and I thought they might be useful to hold my laces. Another idea of mine was to use them for a knob rack. I am still into the idea of a knob rack, but actually, I would have no use for it at the moment. So that is definitely an idea for the future.
Then I had the idea for a charm. Definitely a charm for seamstresses! I looked up several sailor's knots and ended up with the 'monkey fist' which seemed to be a nice ending for this charm.
For those of you, who like it, too (and did not win the giveaway) here comes my first DIY tutorial.
Materials: about 20 inch of twine, a wooden sewing spool, some glue and yarn in your prefered color
- Leave one end of the twine shorter and wrap it 3 times. The longer end you take to the right.
- Then wrap the longer ending 3 times counterclockwise around the first 3 rings.
- Wrap the long end 3 times around the 3 rings you have just made.
- Now comes the "hardest" part. Be partient and find out which parts you have to pull in order to get the knot neat.
- Make another simple knot into the twine (about the length you prefer your monkey fist pendant).
- Bond the longer end of the twine to the shorter one. Then pull the twine through your sewing spool.
- Make another simple knot at the other end of the spool in order to fix it.
- Use some glue on your spool and wind up a yarn with your preferred color.