Cotton Reel Workshop


Today`s workshop is all about those cotton reels and how to add dimension to them – I used them in the new Messy Rabbit Village stamp sample below

After seeing the show on Create & Craft at the weekend I loved the card Joanna showed using the Messy Rabbit Baggy Jumper stamp with the collar and sleeve ribbing done with tapestry thread and after lots of questions about the reels I thought I would add a workshop – whilst they are not difficult it`s fun to see how they are made

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1. Stamp the cotton reel onto some card or I have used a scrap of water colour paper – it doesn`t matter if the thread part of the image doesn`t get stamped as it will be covered in thread

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2. Colour the cotton reel ends in with a brown – I have used Lyra Aquacolours – it doesn`t matter if you go over as they will be cut out

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3. Cut the pieces out , cutting off the needle

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4. Add glossy Accents to the ends and allow to dry  – here`s a  workshop on Glossy Accents if you are interested and haven`t seen it

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5. Then add glue tape or double sided tape to the front and back of the cotton reel – not the glossy accent part

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6. Take your tapestry thread – and stick the end to the reverse of the reel

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7. Then work your way around the reel pressing down as you go and making sure the threads are nice and close together

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8. When you get to the end , place the end around the back and stick down

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9. And there you have your finished cotton reel

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10. Carry on and make up more – they are great for changing colours and using for different cards – the latest I have done is a Christmas one using these colours and red too – they are just fun to make up

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Thanks for looking at today`s card

Suzanne

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