Yesterday was my Cakeday (first anniversary of membership), and this month my cat will turn 16. To celebrate, I engraved some veneer (species unknown) that has 3M adhesive on the back. I gave them all 0.05" stand-off distance on the cuts. With this veneer, I decorated my Pocket Wheel (my 2nd favorite one) with cats and YARN!
On the wheel itself, there are 6 separate cat shapes, repeated once in a mirror cut; and one cat-in-a-box, a mouse, butterfly and bird.
I really wanted something fancier for that wheel, but done is better than perfect!
These are great! Happy belated cakeday!
Happy Cake Day. Love your post!!
This is very pretty.
My cat turned 16 last month too.
Happy Cake Day!
Very nice. Is this a foot powered spinning wheel?
I’m so happy to see another fiber artist here!
Happy belated Cakeday @kelley1!! I love your little spinning wheel! Did you make it yourself? I’ve never seen one like that.
Best regards to your cat.
@Pheomelanin good to see you here; what’s your fiber specialty?
@celesteprobichaux and @ellencadwell Yes, this is a foot-powered wheel. It’s great for less-than-correct seating so you don’t strain your back when you don’t have a good chair. Can be used in a spacious car by the passenger. I didn’t make the wheel–it’s made by a guy in Oak Harbor, WA.
Very cool!! Happy cake day!!
I’m a knitter. Do you sell your spun yarn?
Veneer works great for making custom stickers and labels!
Fun! How fast does the wheel go? Does it give the effect of animating the cats on it?
The wheel is limited by how fast I can treadle; I used to be a triathlete, so that’s pretty fast. The bobbin rotation is controlled by a small wheel on the opposite side from the cats. I have to leave that clear because it acts as a whorl (increased or decreases rotational speed).
No, the cats aren’t animated…oh, but what a good idea! Sort of like the Muybridge horse photos?
Happy cake day!!!
What a fun whimsical addition!
Except as cats…I’ll bet such a series can be found on the internet. Oh no, thru the cat door & down the rabbit hole!