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Applique clock   Show and Tell

Started Apr-11 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 1184 views.

thanks Cathy.  I am discovering that the hands don't show up as well as I wish (old eyes).  I have some silver spray paint - I'm thinking of trying that but I'm a little nervous that they won't work as well if I do.  either that or I may get a different mechanism with brass colored hands.  I think I probably shouldn't have used the black checkered fabric.  But I've had it in my stash for years and never seem to get to use it though I love it.  Ah well.


From: judyinohio


I agree that adding the weight of more paint might slow down the clock.

Could you find an inexpensive clock mechanism with white hands?  I found this artsy clock on Etsy some years ago and while it is not a precise to-the-exact-minute clock, it is good enough for my purpose in the sewing room  (As in, "Hey, it's time to think about fixing dinner."  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes)  White hands are very visible at a quick glance  IMHO.

hmm, I wonder if just putting a bit of white paint on the tips would do it?  somehow when I look at it I feel like I need to squint.  Though the black contrasts with the white star in the center, somehow they blend in with the black zigzag outside.  I also am thinking the black background is too dark.  Or maybe it's just too busy.  I need to live with it for a while.


From: judyinohio


White tips on black hands sound like an excellent idea.

it's the little things - literally littlesmiley


From: judyinohio


Well, that was a simple fix, wasn't it?   Now to see if the clock still keeps reasonably accurate time ...

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

it's the little things - literally little

That works!

Oh Dee I really like that. You’re so talented!


From: LindaPutt


Now that is stunning!

Thanks Linda. I like how it looks  but it is not all that easy to tell the time. All the black lines confuse my brain, I almost have to look for the arms. Oh well. Next version I will make it less busy.