Friday, March 28, 2014

The World is full of Spoolknitters



The world is full of surprises for collectors, but where to look?
It is thanks to the craft companies who manufacture and distribute their
products worldwide, so through searching
the name of a brand, I have found
some exclusive spoolknitters that I am very pleased to
add to my collection.



The spoolknitters I have found made in China and Japan are either of
an extremely very good quality or of a cheaper
quality.


 Lily-yarn Set (plastic) above is
 Made in China for Daiso Industries Co. Ltd.
Japan.
It has three interchangeable heads though all are 5 posts, however
the centre holes differ in size. So I guess
that if one should break, then you will still have two spare heads!





Above - the directions.


ITO - Made in Japan

I love this one! It is a very novel set.



ITO - showing the top


It is a very compact set. The spoolknitter is made of
plastic with 5 posts.




WhWh Knitting School sets (plastic) comprises of two
spoolknitters of a smaller and a larger spool,
the smaller of the two also has two interchangeable
heads - 6 post or 4 post.


Showing the backs of the packages.


A very nice quality spoolknitter here called
French Lilian. This is made of wood with two interchangeable
heads with four or five posts.




This spoolknitter I have not seen elsewhere, though new
I would say it is a rare one and hard to come by.



It is a solid, very good quality metal spoolknitter with
interchangeable heads of four or five posts.
(Very nice to handle)

The majority of these spoolknitters were purchased through a
website - Rakuten.


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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kooky Chook Pincushion


KOOKY CHOOK PINCUSHION

Here is my Kooky Chook Pincushion made by me last year.
It is loosely based on the fabric chicken pincushions that you see on
the internet.
It is made with vintage cord for the body and a newly spool knitted
"tail",
felt for the comb and beak and blue plastic beady eyes
Sometimes, with my purchases of vintage boxed spool knitters, there
is a cord included. I hate to throw away someone's work, and this
particular cord had quite some length to it.
So, I hope you approve of what I have turned this
vintage cord into - I love it!






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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Creativa Tricotin



Creativa Tricotin

It is always a delight to discover new publications on
patterns for using the spoolknitter.

This special Italian Creativa Tricotin shows us -
22 Progetto Inediti con schemi OR
22 new projects with patterns.

I purchased mine with the tricotin
included and shown on
the cover.


It features lots of decorative projects as well as
cute toy animals, that both children and adults will enjoy
making.


The ideas in the book are lots of fun even if
you do not speak Italian - the illustrations are easy to
follow.
Happy Spooling!


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Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!



HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


This gorgeous lacy look Art Deco Style
spoolknitter was made by Dave Stanbrough
of Grizzly Mountain Arts, Colorado.
(see links)




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Friday, December 21, 2012

SEASONS GREETINGS!




These fabulous spoolknitters - Santa and Mrs Claus -
 were painted by Janet Sorel of A Fool for Spool
on Etsy!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 









Sunday, November 25, 2012

How Cute!



Christmas will soon be here and at this time of year we
find new spool knitters available much to the
delight of collectors.
I found these little cuties available from the
Pumpkin Patch -  children's clothing and accessories
retailers.
... And of course, they looked so much fun
that I had to purchase two!


Front view



Back view





Happy Collecting!


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

FOR COLLECTORS!




L'Histoire des Tricotins
et des
Outils Tricoteurs

by Christine Painsonneau-Marillaud



Front Cover


Back Cover


(All images shown with kind permission from
the author - Christine Painsonneau-Marillaud)
Google Translation - 
The History of French Knitting
and Knitting Tools

I am thrilled to announce this new book about
the history of  spool knitters. It is a great boon for collectors
in finding and recognizing knitters and when they were made. The amount of and the
variations of spool knitters is mind boggling and so many discoveries
are being made of other vintage spool knitters.
Christine covers the history from the earliest times, with the included benefit
of many diagrams and photos.
This 158 page book is a comprehensive volume.


Above is a group of composite French knitters
depicting Dutch girls and boys.
You can also find other characters such as -
Pierrot, Charlie Chaplin, Japanese Ladies, Becassine, and
so on. Photos of these and others are of course found in the book.
(Circa 1920's - 30's and around 10 cms)


Above, we have a group of lovely ladies from the 1950's -
a little taller than the average 9 cms at 12 - 13 cms.


Collectors will appreciate the hard work and time that
Christine has put into her book so that we can enjoy its benefits -
so a very big ~ THANKYOU CHRISTINE! 
It is truly a fabulous book!

You can find it available on Ebay - Worldwide (Buy It Now)
or from - The Book Edition   

Christine's blog is ... HERE  ...
(Les Tricotins de Jardinette)
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