Wednesday, April 15, 2009

T-shirt quilt & Making Spindles from Scratch.

So Monday, I pieced this together, and yesterday I spent time tying it.
This is what it looks like now:

The only thing left to do is to have a binding put on, and the person I pieced it for will do that. So today I turned my attention back working on drop spindles for in the shop. Since I had the camera out I figured I would get some pictures of what I do to make them.

I start out with dowels, cut them to length, and then glue them to the wheels. The pieces in the lower corner are what I start with.
I then sand, and prime. Sand again, and base coat with 3 coats of paint. Eventually I end up with some of these:

Finally, I do the decorative painting, and then top that with 2 coats of a outdoor sealer, and I end up with a nice shiny spindle. I drill the hole, and put a hook in, adjust it, and take it out for a test spin!
This series is now available here. I am donating $5.00 from each sale to the Relay for Life.


Sugar Socks said...

thats wonder thanks for showing how you make the spindles

Rustic Diva Designs and RP Gardens said...

Very cool!