Shall we start with a little video. One of my students, on a course in Devon, invented this way of wrapping pipe cleaners. I think I need more practice - it's much easier to do when driving the bobbin winding speed with the foot control, rather than the auto wind. I was too lazy to go and find mine. I thought you might have a laugh at this.
I shall catch up with comments (many thanks everyone) next time because I want to experiment with this really silly movie.
I have been playing a lot with pipe cleaners. I love wrapping them. This is a piece that I made for the Catalogue Killers Challenge, which I'm posting up tomorrow. It is a way to use up all the pieces I made doing gesso, stamped tyvek and cast paper demos at the K&S show. All in the TT book.
Here is a detail.
There is terrible trouble with Smudge whenever pipe cleaners are around and he much prefers wrapped ones. He was discovered dragging this piece into his lair.
Having said to my friend Anita that I was tempted to put this under the heading 'I bet Jan Beaney doesn't have this trouble', I remembered that she has a cat, too. You can see his vampire teeth in this pic - no wonder Stevens got so thin - he was probably going for her neck.