Every once in a while, I’ll ask Sir William to make something for me. This time around I asked for a wooden platform with a stick in it, to hold my cone of yarn. That’s all the instructions he needed. LOL
Here is what he made to hold my Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace), to make the Crocus Bud Shawl.
It isn’t finished. He said he has to polish the round disc at the top. He likes to make things pretty for me. 🙂 Gotta love that! Notice the bottom is not square; he cut the corners to make it look nice, painted it a glossy yellow (because that is all we had), and added a thick cork bottom. The cone of yarn, fits right over the top.
In the above photo you can see there is another disc that fits under the cone. This is to keep the cone from sliding all over the place on the dowl.
Once the first disc in on there, just slide the cone on top, then the top disc, goes on top of the cone. In the above photo you can see where Sir William cut a groove into the disc. That sits snuggly on top of the cone, to keep it from wobbling. Different sized discs will be made, when needed. 🙂
It is a very nice tool and worth having, especially since the husband goes out of his way to make it extra special. My next request will be to make something to hang on my wrist to hold small balls of thread. I’m thinking a metal washer will be involved. LOL