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Skeined Productions - 5 minute project to turn your favorite VHS cassette into a nifty two color yarn dispenser! 

Tools required:
Small Phillips head screwdriver
VHS Cassette
Scissors
Many feet of Yarn (can be any thickness)

Step 1: Remove All Screws & Open VHS Cassette

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Using the screw driver, remove all 5 screws and keep them because they will be needed for later. Open up the VHS by gently pulling the back straight off the bottom, don't worry about parts falling off or falling around, none of them are needed later.
 
MikeA142 months ago
Is there a way to wind the same color on both spools and have it be one solid stand
kcanti made it!8 months ago

When I came across this instructable, I made a huge mistake....I showed it to my mum. Before I knew it Ive been ordered to make 10 of these things for her to send as various gifts, sheesh! Brilliant idea though, upcycling and retro. Thanks for posting!

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ToniRose3 years ago
Brilliant! No more dropping balls and watching them unspool across the room. I like to knit socks two at a time and this is perfect.

Question: how much yard (and of what type) did you load on each spool?
mattopensource (author)  ToniRose3 years ago
I laid the yarn out end to end loosely on the floor and measured out 42 yards of yarn. The yarn in the pictures is the inexpensive acrylic craft store yarn that's sold in the large skeins, I believe it is worsted weight?

I am working on another multi yarn dispenser that will use old CD's and DVD's and hopefully will hold much more yarn and more colors, stay tuned!

42 Metres is an ideal length for small repairs to things or when you just need a bit of yarn for something.

IMHO, will be better for stranded work than for knitting 2 socks at a time.
ianolivia2 years ago
@firehorse
I might make this, but with ribbon, like you said it would be a good idea.
firehorse2 years ago
this would be great for ribbon too
This is a really ingenious idea. Keep uploading your projects!
mattopensource (author)  cyberviper423 years ago
Thanks cyber! I am working on even more multi thread dispenser ideas, hopefully going to have them up in less then a week!
That is a wonderful idea! Just genius! If you have a bunch of them, you can just line them up on the shelf like regular movies and people will never know it's really yarn :)
If you do put these with your video tape collection, make sure you don't have a VHS machine in the house any more, otherwise children will try and feed one of these in to watch at some point. :)

The tangly mess will be horrendous.
Whaaaaatttt?! This is amazing.