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Old 11-17-2005, 09:10 PM   #11
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Wow Susan! those look great!
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Old 11-17-2005, 10:47 PM   #12
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Great job on them!!
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:58 AM   #13
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So pretty & smooth!!!

I made some size 8's out of chopsticks a while back. I only made 2 of them, though, and I never thought about oiling them. What a great idea!
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:59 AM   #14
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Where does one find these skewers at the grocery store? :thinking:

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Old 11-18-2005, 09:53 AM   #15
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They had all sizes of dowel rods at Michael's and Hobby Lobby...I used those. The skewers would be a good idea though for a small size...it's hard to find really thin dowels that are strong enough for needles. The skewers I have had in the past though are pretty sturdy!
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Old 11-18-2005, 03:32 PM   #16
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I've experimented with Dowels and intend of continuing with them, but I hear "bamboo" and my ears perk up. I love my bamboo needles, and if I can make them myself - all the the better!
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:58 PM   #17
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I'm so excited right now I can hardly contain myself!!!

My boyfriend bought me some more materials today to make my own needles. I got some Fimo polymer clay for the stoppers, some acrylic paints, some 400 grit sand paper (since all I had was 120), and some Polyurethane spray (clear) to spray on the finished, painted needles. Oh and I got some quilt batting too for when I bake the stoppers onto the needles. That way they don't flat from laying down or get a funky spot on them.

I just did a test in the oven...because I wanted to make sure my quilt batting wouldn't melt...loL. The clay came out great and the batting held up just fine. I put some baking soda on it too so I don't get that funky "I'm baking clay" smell in the house or oven. Plus, I do need to make a homeade lasagna tonight for tomorrow...so I reallyyy didn't want a stinky oven.

Anways, I'm making size 10 1/2 needles right now and I should have them complete by tomorrow and I'll post a pic.

Sheesh, as if I needed another hobby right?????
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Old 11-19-2005, 12:35 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Jivewhistle

Sheesh, as if I needed another hobby right?????
Of course you do. The world is such a mess becasue we don't have enough hobbies
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Old 11-19-2005, 01:18 AM   #19
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Ditto to that! I have so many ... I dont know what I'd be doing without them!
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Old 11-20-2005, 12:12 PM   #20
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How cool! Can't wait to see them.
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