Friday, March 28, 2014

Big Needles with Little Trauma

Get yourself some dowels. The ones I got were pre-cut to 15 inches, but you can cut your own from the long lengths, too. 

Sand the point down on rough sand paper
The use a smoother sand paper to get everything nice.

Get out some wax and rub it on your needle like you are drawing on it with a tiny crayon.

Vigorously rub your needle until the wax melts into the wood. Keep adding wax and repeating until the needle is smooth. Them apply a light layer of oil. I used coconut, because that was what I had on hand. 

You can glue big old bead to the ends if you want, or you can be lazy like me and just wrap a scrap of fabric around it many times and glue it in place.

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