Last night I made a doodad for my son Ethan, just for fun.

I define doodad as something that is interesting to look at, hopefully holding some sentimental value because it is handmade but having no specific function or purpose. 

I used 5/8" cotton piping, which I wrapped in basic Gutermann polyester thread. After wrapping both colors, I hand sewed the two ends together with thicker button thread.

I found the fastest way to wrap this was to stabilize the thread between my fingers in one hand and to spin the cord with the other.

I might like to try this using the thicker thread for the entire object and to make a circle while still maintaining the frayed ends. I like the way this guy looks placed on a table but it could also hang from a doorknob or from a cabinet key like this pom pom I made a while back.

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