Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2007, 10:36 AM   #1
larudden
Knitting the Flap
 
larudden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 469
Thanks: 137
Thanked 75 Times in 57 Posts
First Attempt at Needle Making
Today is my friend's birthday and, since she's a brand new knitter, I thought I would try my hand at making her some needles. Maggie is also a glass beadmaker, so I combined both knitting and lampworking to create these goodies.

I used a wood burning tool to etch the size into the needles as well as a message. Lots of sanding involved to get them nice and smooth. Then I rubbed in a stain/wax combo. More sanding. Now they're nice and smooth and ready to go.

I have to admit that I'm getting quite addicted to making these. I hope to get them perfected to a point where I can offer them on my website.

So, what do you think? Be honest....I can take it!

Blessings,
Attached Thumbnails:
Click image for larger version

Name:	Needles 1.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	88.5 KB
ID:	40599  Click image for larger version

Name:	Needles 2.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	86.0 KB
ID:	40600  
__________________
Blessings, Leslie
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
www.leslierudden.com
larudden is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to larudden For This Useful Post:
bajanKnit (06-12-2007)

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 06-12-2007, 10:45 AM   #2
pvsduck
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 68
Thanks: 1
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Send a message via AIM to pvsduck
Those are beautiful! Great job.
pvsduck is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pvsduck For This Useful Post:
larudden (06-12-2007)
Old 06-12-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
Kaydee
Working the Gusset
 
Kaydee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,311
Thanks: 142
Thanked 126 Times in 115 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Kaydee
They look great!
Kaydee is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Kaydee For This Useful Post:
larudden (06-12-2007)
Old 06-12-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
nadja la claire
Working the Gusset
 
nadja la claire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: la Republigue des Reves
Posts: 1,347
Thanks: 450
Thanked 72 Times in 69 Posts
Nice Job!!!



Nadja
__________________


Claire

My Yarn Stash is a Treasure Chest


nadja la claire is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to nadja la claire For This Useful Post:
larudden (06-12-2007)
Old 06-12-2007, 11:02 AM   #5
Yas
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 15
Thanks: 11
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
THese are so pretty . Wow! I'm sure your friend will love those. Wooden knitting needles ...wow!!!
Yas is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Yas For This Useful Post:
larudden (06-12-2007)
Old 06-12-2007, 11:05 AM   #6
marykz
Working the Gusset
 
marykz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,538
Thanks: 270
Thanked 279 Times in 238 Posts
what a nice treat! they look really good- I like how you added the size to each and the beads are lovely.
__________________
did I say one project at a time?

marykz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to marykz For This Useful Post:
larudden (06-12-2007)
Old 06-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #7
GennyLynn1962
Instepping Out
 
GennyLynn1962's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,095
Thanks: 191
Thanked 95 Times in 85 Posts
Ohhh, I love the needles.

Great job!!!
__________________
Genny, Gen



I'm GennyLynn on Ravelry too!

OTN:
Baby blanket in hurdle stitch.
"Hey Teach" for me!
Christmas gifts: mostly kitchen towel sets, and fingerless gloves.
GennyLynn1962 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 12:54 PM   #8
bajanKnit
Knitting the Flap
 
bajanKnit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 266
Thanks: 59
Thanked 69 Times in 64 Posts
Awsome!!!!
Gorgeous Needles really great....But how do you know what size dowel to get and how do you get the point I would love to try it at where i live don't have a wide selection of needle sizes....
__________________
Bajanknit:
My Pledge:
I am a knittingholic and I am hooked on knitting!!
bajanKnit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 12:58 PM   #9
larudden
Knitting the Flap
 
larudden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 469
Thanks: 137
Thanked 75 Times in 57 Posts
I had them out sitting in the sun so the glue would dry real tight. I drilled a little hole in the ends and used a small brass nail and E6000 glue to keep the beads on. Hopefully, they'll hold. I made some extras for myself to try out.

Thanks so much for the kudos. I always beat myself up when I'm trying new things, and it's nice to have a bunch of "friends" here to boost my confidence.

Blessings,
__________________
Blessings, Leslie
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
www.leslierudden.com
larudden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 01:04 PM   #10
larudden
Knitting the Flap
 
larudden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 469
Thanks: 137
Thanked 75 Times in 57 Posts
Originally Posted by bajanKnit View Post
Gorgeous Needles really great....But how do you know what size dowel to get and how do you get the point I would love to try it at where i live don't have a wide selection of needle sizes....
HA! This is the fun part! I walk into Home Depot, or the hardware store or any place that sells dowels with my handy dandy needle size thingy and basically grab a dowel and see which hole it slides through.:grin: Whenever there seems to be a tight fit, I just sand them with my electric sander until they go through the holes easily.

I cut them to about 12 inches and use a blade to whittle the ends. Then I use about 3 different grits of sandpaper to finish off the tips. Matt got me a small plane and some other cool gadget but they really don't work as well as that cutting blade.

I burn the sizes into the wood before I stain them and then sand it all smooth again.

All in all, minus the staining, it probably takes less than 30 minutes to make one pair.
__________________
Blessings, Leslie
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
www.leslierudden.com
larudden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP!!making a double pointed needle case beebuzy Pattern Central 12 01-07-2012 09:52 PM
1st needle felting attempt new_knitter What'cha Knittin'? 3 09-26-2008 02:42 PM
Making straight needle pattern circular? sos710mh How-to Questions 3 05-11-2007 10:35 PM
making own needle video koolbreeze How-to Questions 21 07-04-2005 01:06 AM
First Hat Attempt--Help Please foothills How-to Questions 15 05-14-2005 10:04 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:24 PM.