Monday, 6 July 2015

Swirling Yarn

G'day, Moo Mania & More are challenging us with Swirls this fortnight. To this, my husband immediately said "The seahorse is one complete swirl in itself". Quilling is also a whole stack of swirls. So that's that then, this tiny bundle of swirls:



This week's topic on Every Inchie Monday is Yarn. Supposedly, Ned Ludd destroyed a knitting frame in the 19th century, as a protest against workers losing jobs as a result of developing technology. That's how we got the word Ludite - someone who is against technological change.
This is an antique and depleted spinning wheel that had also been subjected to attempts at destruction 200 years ago - you can see a missing spoke. Currently on show at my inchie museum.


26 comments:

  1. Wow.. such a lovely seahorse! Amazing! And the inchie is beautiful as well Zoe!
    You are the most creative MOO Maker out there !
    Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More again !
    Happy new week to you!
    oxo
    Susi

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  2. Fabulous inchie - so clever, Really thinking outside of the box this week. Love the wheel missing a spoke. Your quilled seahorse is ....words escape me - wonderful, fabulous, spectacular (I guess the words didn't escape, they just got stuck and then came spewing out). Great work this week Zoe. So grateful that you inspired me to get into quilling.

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    1. Wow, thank you for your wonderfully captured words!

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  3. Wonderful quilling, love both pieces, especially the seahorse for MOO! Thanks so much for joining us again at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie! Always a pleasure.

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  4. Goodness, I think you've outdone yourself this week, Zoe! I adore that seahorse. They're a favorite of mine. I remember being fascinated, as a child, when my dad told me that the males have the babies. Made no sense to me; wouldn't that make them the females? Sorry, distracted..... I, as a spinner, love this spinning wheel. I have two very old broken ones (besides my good working one) that live with me. I can't bear the thought of them being destroyed! Love your quilling!

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    1. Yep, there's something about seahorses. Thank you muchly for your kind words, Jean!

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  5. Love the Moo and the fab inchie

    Chrissie xx

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  6. Wonderful work Zoe. Love the seahorse, and I used to spin so appreciate your inchie as well.

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    1. Now I know there are at least a couple of spinners in our inchie group - interesting. Thanks Wendy!

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  7. Dear Zoe, Love the seahorse. I like seeing them at the Birch Aquarium in San Diego; they have all sorts of Hippocampus there. Your interpretation is incredible, really. And thank you for the history lesson; I consider myself a TV Luddite--cannot work the remote to save my life, and we don't get TV, no reception, so it's just DVDs--but I never knew the origin of same. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. I boycotted TV more than 15 years ago. Thank you for your sweet feedback! And, yes, seahorses rule.

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  8. The sea horse is amazing! Absolutely adore it! and I really love your take on the inchie theme. What are the hours of the inchie museum? I can't wait to go!

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    1. :) Round the clock on this blog :) Thank you for your sweet words.

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  9. Oh wow - that seahorse is fantastic! What a very special idea. I also like your inchie. Lovely work :-)

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  10. cute seahorse zoe and the spinning wheel is nice idea

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  11. Wonderful seahors and spinning wheel. So much details.

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