I do some dyed rovings that slowly graduate from one end to the other, either in color or intensity of hue.  To show this off to customers, I form them into circles, but then need something to support the floppy roving.  I was using these cardboard circles,


which do the job very nicely, but are expensive, as they are Wilton’s cake base cardboard. Fifty cents each.  Adds up. Then I had a vision of another type round cardboard, inexpensive, already on hand:


Paper plates.  They are smaller in diameter and don’t make such a perfectly round display with all the roving coiled up on it —


but it’ll do nicely.  And being smaller they fit into my tiered plate stand.


Looks good enough to eat, eh?  Especially if you are on a high fiber diet 🙂