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Wooden needles
Jan 12th, 2018 at 10:54am
 
I've found a new hobby in the making of wooden needles from fallen or cut branches and sticks around my area and frankly I have far too many. I've already given away a few to people on this forum and in fact sold two to a guy in Italy and three to someone in America so it seems that there is at least some demand for them Cheesy

So... Anyone want a wooden needle? They vary in type of wood, dimensions and the size of the holes because I just work with what I find and the wood dictates what I end up with. All the needles in the picture are available but I only need to go for another walk around the park and I'll soon have some more so I don't think I'll ever sell out for long. They're all untreated bare wood except the one in the centre which is treated with linseed oil (which is why it's a bit golden). I do have a plan to experiment dyeing them with beetroot at some point so there might be some red needles coming up soon.

This is the Trading Post so yeah... I'll except almost anything. Like I said, I have too many and I'm only going to make more Cheesy
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Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 3:03pm
 
interesting - why ?
what could you use them for ?
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Reply #2 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 1:55am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 3:03pm:
interesting - why ?
what could you use them for ?


That ancient, mystical art of Nalbinding?
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Reply #3 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 9:32am
 
Exactly! I've made a hat and I'm about a 1/4 of a way through a scarf. Also they could be used for weaving (I'm planning on using one next time I have a go at a woven sling pouch).
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Reply #4 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 10:58am
 
Are you going to share a pic of the hat?
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Reply #5 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 1:16pm
 
Slightly blurry perhaps but still...
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Reply #6 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 6:34pm
 
Nice hat! Always wanted to make my own wool hat. Someday. Maybe Smiley
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Reply #7 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 4:36am
 
Well if you need a needle let me know Wink
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Reply #8 - May 17th, 2020 at 2:40pm
 
Are your wooden needles still available and what is the cost to the U.S.A.? Thanks russ
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Reply #9 - May 18th, 2020 at 3:31am
 
Hi! Yeah I have a load of wooden needles left. How many would you like? Also this is the trading post so I'm happy to take a trade or paypal.
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Reply #10 - May 18th, 2020 at 10:04am
 
Sweet hat, Kick!  And those wooden needles are groovy.
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Reply #11 - May 18th, 2020 at 10:24am
 
Thanks! I've made much better ones than that one now Cheesy Also some small pouches. One of them I use for my sunglasses.
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Reply #12 - May 18th, 2020 at 9:21pm
 
would like to see your sunglass pouch  Smiley
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Reply #13 - May 19th, 2020 at 3:14am
 
I annoyingly can't find a picture of the sunglasses pouch, but here are too of my best efforts. I made a small pouch to carry a whet stone on my belt and then a nålbinding version of a WWI cap comforter. Very easy to make (a tube sewed at both ends and folded over itself) and very warm. Perfect for the Finnish winter. If you unfold it and include a large safety pin or kilt pin, it can be used as a scarf.
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Reply #14 - May 19th, 2020 at 12:26pm
 
very cool - that whetstone pouch would probably fitmy gerber (which has both metal and diamond files, so technically is also a whetstone).

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