2/19/10

Thread Spool Poetry


Here's a beautiful way to present your random poetry. Take a vintage wooden spool and wind it with a strip of colored muslin. Add some collaged text you've cut from old books and turned into your random poem. Add some embroidery, a button, and a ribbon and roll it up into a little "book." Use this brief tutorial as a jumping off point and consider other types of materials you can use for your spool books. Have fun!

20 comments:

  1. how totally adorable. What a terrific little gift.

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  2. Those are fantastic. I have just found some wooden spools and was wondering what to do with them. Great idea!

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  3. As a book maker, I love these.

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  4. What a fantastic idea. So happy to have discovered your blog, thanks to needlework craft gossip.

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  5. Hey Kelli, this is so wonderful!! What a clever idea : ) I sent over an email but maybe not to the right email address? heather3stars@yahoo.com is mine - I just received some silk sari ribbon today from etsy and after reading this, now I think I'm going to try some sort of poetry roll with those amazing strips of fabric...thanks for the creative idea!! Cheers! Heather

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  6. Oh I absolutely LOVE this! Now I just need to find the time to search the antique mall for wooden spools. I get so inspired every time I visit, Thank You!

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  7. This is so cute!!!! I absolutely love this idea. You are a genius.
    Sandi
    impatientcajun.blogspot.com

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  8. I absolutely falling in love to this artwork

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  9. So cool and colorful!

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  10. I love thread, spools, color, poetry and these. Yummy

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  11. found you through a tumblr post, so very cool. love your style!

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  12. These will be fun to make as gifts - thanks for the great (and colorful) idea!

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  13. kellie i loved your dvd and i just discovered you wrote a book...darn your good...carol

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  14. Carol--I was trying to keep the book a secret. LOL. Glad you enjoyed the dvd. I like to let people know that if I can do it, they can do it!

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  15. Melissa Snyder3/04/2010

    These are wonderful! What a great substitute for a traditional greeting card. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Such a fantastic little project!

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  17. I made over 150 of these as trades for my very first Artfest a few years ago...I LOVE them!! There's something so sweet about keeping secret messages in tiny places :)

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  18. This is a great idea ~ perfect for Valentine's Day!

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