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This is what I wanted but I didn’t want to pay for 5.  I only wanted 1 this size.  Also, when it gets here, I take a chance that the bands might not fit.  I didn’t want to pay $60 for something that will just take up space if it didn’t fit.   I’m really “space” poor and need to take that into consideration.

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EACH MEASURES  AN OVERALL LENGTH OF 5 1/2″ , WITH A WINDING AREA OF 4 1/2″.  ROUND ENDS OF EACH SPOOL MEASURE 3″ IN DIAMETER, WITH A 3/8″ HOLE THAT GOES FROM END TO END.


I should just stop being lazy and go to the craft store  (Michael’s) but I don’t trust myself in there.  Especially if I bring the children along.   If I get some “test” material from Amazon, I can go to the craft store later and get exactly what I need and exercise TUNNEL VISION.

Amazon

On AMAZON, I got the following.

Darice 9162-08 Unfinished Natural Wood Craft Dowel Rod, 3/4-Inch – $3.86/3

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Wood Turning Shapes Value Pack-Circle 3″X1/8″ 6/Pkg – $5.29

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I was able to cut 2 sizes using one dowel.  5″ and 7″,  attach the discs to make spools.

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The 5″ spool is wound with 2 yards x 4.7″ wide linen band.

The 7″ spool is wound with 1 yard x 7″ wide linen band.

I estimate 3″ discs on each end will accomodate up to 4 yards.

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The discs are 1/8″ thick.  I would have liked the discs to be thicker.  There are discs that are thicker but circumference is 2-3/8″ x 1/4.   These discs would hold about 3 yards… which is reasonable.

JoAnn’s Fabric

The discs on Amazon are over $7 for 2.  At Joann’s fabrics they are $2.49 for 2.  I have no idea why they’re so expensive on Amazon.

Joann order…. (Note: used Jo’s PP…. call Jo)

Note for later… Joann’s offers classes
http://www.joann.com/classes/embroidery-classes/

Attaching the Band

A question becomes, how to attach the band to the to the dowel.  Dual stick tape? Regular tape?  I wonder if a groove can be made on the dowel before attaching the discs?

I just remembered I have Stitchery tape somewhere.

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