Upcoming Events » Cardboard Tube Spool Knitter: Recycled Materials Project and Yarn Craft

August 20, 2015 2:00 pm
August 20, 2015 4:00 pm
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton St
Lowell, MA 01854
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Spool knitting (also known as corking, French knitting, and tomboy knitting) is traditionally every child’s introduction to the craft of knitting. The spool or “knitting nancy” was often made from recycled wooden spools and nails. Our super simple cardboard tube knitting spool can be made in minutes and threaded with bulky yarn to knit a strong, decorative cord.

We will show you some items made with spool knitting:

  • Headbands
  • necklaces
  • decorative flowers
  • applied decoration to clothing, pillows, bags and other items
  • spiral coasters and mats

We will also show you how to decorate a knitted tube flower with button for sewing onto a bag, pillow, or headband.

Activities in this class:

  • Measure with a ruler, mark with a pencil
  • Construct the spool knitter with masking tape and popsicle sticks
  • Cut and glue paper decorations
  • Learn how to start the spool knitting tube
  • Try your hand at finishing off the spool knitting tube
  • Thread a darning needle and sew some tubing together

Materials provided

Instructor: Cheryl Moreau, a volunteer at the American Museum of Textile History and an instructor at Boston Medical Center’s Cancer Support Knitting Group

Limited to 8 students.

– See more at: http://www.athm.org/museum_event/cardboard-tube-spool-knitter-recycled-materials-project-and-yarn-craft/#sthash.wmBNEgBS.dpuf

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