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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thread Holders from Michael's


Well, I'm "shooting myself in the foot" here, but I have to share these. I went into Michael's to see if they had any strips of wood from which I could cut four leaf clover thread holders. I found these, and assorted other shapes, for only 25 cents each! Yes, you heard right - 25 cents each. I bought 8 of them. They had some that were painted, but I wouldn't trust the paint not to come off on the thread. I might decorate mine and then seal them. We'll see. Oh, the butterfly is 3.5" and the flower is 3".

If you don't have a Michael's and want them, let me know and maybe I can get them and send them to you. I don't get out often, but I could have them picked up.

Isn't this a great find?
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Tara said...

Those are too cute! I'll have to check out my local Michaels to see if I can find some. Thanks for sharing.


yarnplayer said...

These are wood? Are they really smooth when you buy them, or do they need to be sanded? They look really cute, and I bet you could paint some neat designs on them.

Tattycat said...

You are welcome Tara. I hope you do find them.
Yes, Yarnplayer. They are wood and smoooth. I went through them to make sure I got good ones. There may be a couple of places I will sand, but not much. I am going to put a skein of HDT on one and see if it will hold the whole skein. If not, I will cut the petals deeper. I was thinking of painting on them and then spraying with sanding sealer to protect the design and the thread.

Jeff Hamilton said...

Those are cool. I may have to get down to my local Michaels and see if they are available here. Thanks for sharing.

BJ said...

Way cool ~ If I were in California I know just where a Michaels is located. I don't know of Las Cruces has one or not. Perhaps I can 'talk' my daughter into going to Michaels and looking for some to send
I've been using the embroidery thread holders, but they won't hold a compete skein. Thanks for sharing your 'find'
X Bev

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said... could make some beautiful thread holders...I can totally envision it.

Let's see what you do...

Clyde said...

Nice thread holders. A good way to free up all those shuttles that are holding just a bit of thread.

Gina said...

They and some of the other craft stores have these wooden pieces on sale or clearance periodically. I used some as thread holder gifts in the past, painted. I think it was for a challenge on my list. A dragonfly. I've also used kangaroo cutouts from my trip to Australia. I've never quite gotten into the habit of using them myself. I keep going to the boring old floss holders, but they're handy and cheap. LOL!

TattingChic said...

That is a great find! What a timesaver, too! They are fabulous and a LOT less expensive than $5.99!!! LOL!

Tara said...

I nominated your blog for the I love your blog award. I really enjoy reading your blog.


Miss Rhea said...

Gosh that is clever Laura. :) I LOVE your coral reef doily. You do such beautiful perfect stitches !! :) Hope you are having a great week !! :)

zarina said...

I have actually thought of asking you to get some for me. With shipment - it should not hurt my budget. You can email me privately to concerningzarina AT gmail DOT com

Tattycat said...

Good luck Jeff and B.J. I hope you can find some.
I hope I can find time to do something with them Lady Shuttle Maker. I have lots of ideas!
I can't wait to free up my shuttles Clyde. Occasionally I have to sit down and do that, even if it means wrapping the thread around pieces of paper. I'm trying to do better and use floss holders and label them.
Thanks for the decorating tips Gina. I'm going to try!
You are welcome TattingChic. A penny saved....
Thank you for the award Tara! You are a dear and I appreciate it.
Thank you Miss Rhea. I'm glad you like the doily. We have some very talented people hand dyeing thread and it is hard to choose between them!