She states that some people use spoon handles to create their own lashing tools and that this lashing tool is an idea that has been circulating for some time. I must confess, I've never heard of making a lashing tool from a spoon handle and I think it is just brilliant! I'm all for doing and making it yourself when you can. For other posts on lashing tools, please look HERE
and HERE. Frances sent me this picture of one she made and states, "Last year I dropped by the Goodwill and bought 6 stainless steel spoons at 5 cents each. Cut off the bowls and used a grinder on the cut end of the handle until it looked like a lash saver. Drill a hole in the end and attach a pretty tassel. There you go. I gave them away as gifts to guild members."
So, if any of you are new friends of Frances, you'd better just close your eyes and pretend to be surprised if you receive one of these for Christmas this year!
For those of you who are my personal friends, perhaps you too should close your eyes to this picture because you might just get one in your stocking!
Thanks for sending me such a great idea. I love sharing tips and info like this. As they say over at http://www.wearethatfamily.com/ This idea really works for me!
Happy Weaving Everyone,