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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Rag wreath


I've been busy making this rag wreath, triggered by an idea in the little Christmas makes magazine that came free with Prima this month. It only took me one evening to complete and it's a good one to do while you listen to music or watch TV or sit by the fire. The main component of my wreath is an old Cath Kidston night shirt, the softer the cotton the easier it is to tie on the strips of fabric. I also used up lots of stray ribbon, the kind you collect (or at least I do) from chocolate boxes and parcels, and can't bear to throw away. I bought the wire wreath  from Amazon. It started life like this:



I cut the fabric into strips and knotted them on to the wire. 



I squeezed on as many strips as I could.



This picture above shows the wreath just before I finished the final layers of fabric.



I bought three lovely craft books from The Works yesterday, one of them is the much talked about Granny Chic. It only cost £5.99 and then there was a 10 per cent discount on top. I picked up an unexpected piece of extra writing work last week, from a new magazine which contacted me out of the blue. So, the books were my little treat to celebrate.


12 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!!, might have a go myself if thats ok :-) its lovely x

    enjoy your books x

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    1. It is a lovely thing to make, I thought it would take hours, but not at all. And of course that's okay, I lifted the idea from the magazine and it had full instructions for making, so no one's copyright breached :) Good way to use up scraps too.

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    1. Thank you! I am really enjoying the modifying option on this pc because I can brighten my photo colours and it really makes a difference.

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  3. I typed in the audio version of verification- try it for a laugh!! Sounds like a Darlic!!!

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  4. Wonderful wreath, I'm going to have a go, love your new header! :)

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    1. Thanks Ada. Thought header was appropriate as I seem to be in a making frenzy at the moment!

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  5. Beautiful new header - love the blue darning mushroom. I think I may have to try the wreath - its a lovely idea and you can use up all your little bits of fabric and rescued ribbon - thanks for the inspiration. Well done on the writing job too. Karen x

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  6. Its wonderful, I love the colour's
    Thea x

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  7. Lovely wreath - I have only ever made pom poms thingies using this technique so I might expand this year! Lovely choice of colours
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  8. Thanks Jenny. I would recommend it highly, I might try a rag rug next.

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