Here it is, my muse.
This thread rack caught my eye on day when I was talking on the phone. I was really enjoying both the color runs & the occasional 'misplaced' spool.
So I decided to make a quilt about it, making a big effort to match threads with fabric swatches.
Unfortunately, when I was
documenting this quilt I had the wrong lens on my camera, so I wound up not being able to shoot the whole quilt.
On the vertical edges of this piece I added three rows of skinnier swatches to stand for bobbins loaded with thread.
I quilted it by machine sideways to stand for the horizontal thread wrap.
Later I found the quilt a super home.
My friend Joan Bennet, knitter extraordinaire, has just moved &, I thought, needed a housewarming present for her knitting studio.
So here is Thread Spools & Bobbins in its new home.
And here is Joanie on a trip we took with her & her husband in Alaska.
Some times I go over to her house to knit with her. I think she knows nearly everything about knitting, so I am getting a lot of tutoring, as I was largely self-taught.