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usamacka
01-07-2007, 06:33 PM
I am trying to make knitting needles for my 3rd and 4th grade knitters. I am in the process of making these tops today. Has anyone ever made any polymer tops? and if so, how did you adhere them to the needles?

bottom photos show finished product

misstialouise
01-07-2007, 07:12 PM
super glue.

Lilsea
01-07-2007, 07:41 PM
When all else fails...get epoxy. That stuff will hold anything together.

ecb
01-08-2007, 04:11 PM
Gorilla Glue

OMG that stuff holds tight, and not as brittle as super glue

ecb

mum2caden
01-08-2007, 06:52 PM
I second the gorilla glue! I have never made these tops like you are, but that glue can do amazing things...

mrs desert rain
01-09-2007, 10:02 AM
thrice on the gorilla glue... :teehee:

Jan in CA
01-09-2007, 03:24 PM
Nice needle tops!

usamacka
01-09-2007, 08:05 PM
Today some of the girls knitted with them and were very excited! I have to make more SOON. I chose the purple clay because our school colors are purple and turquoise. I just wished I had had my camera with me, to photograph them.

princessbonniejane
02-27-2008, 08:40 PM
you bake the ends seperate and when they are hard you glue them on

campbellmom549
02-28-2008, 12:21 AM
If you use gorilla glue (amazing stuff!) be aware that it expands a lot when it dries.

mwhite
02-28-2008, 10:50 AM
If you use gorilla glue (amazing stuff!) be aware that it expands a lot when it dries.


Ditto on this! A little dab'll do ya! Do not let it get on your hands or you'll be wearing it for oh about 2 weeks. It foams and gets extremely activated with water.

Love the polymer clay ends! Very creative... A friend of mine sent me some needles last year and she'd made clay flowers for the ends. So cute but the yarn catches so they are just a decorative set for my craft room! Mary