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Oh my goodness! I am absolutely in love with this gorgeous twine made out of scrap fabric!
Let’s face it, a lot of us have stashes of scrap fabric left over from projects that we just can’t bear to throw away because they’ll come in handy one day… Well this is that day! Well for me it is anyway lol 😀
I’m super excited about this find on Pinterest! All credit for this one goes to Cintia over at My Poppet! It’s a great way to use up all those oddments of fabric or clothes that no longer have a use.
My head is spinning with great ways I can use this once it’s made up 😀
What you’ll need to make your fabric twine
Scrap fabric cut into strips … maximum 1″ wide
Something to wind your twine onto… I love those big vintage looking bobbins … I found these… (or just cardboard would work fine)
Lots of time… This is quite a time consuming project, but it can easily be done whilst watching tv or on long car journeys (obviously only if you’re a passenger 😀 ) Or on flights.
Below is Cintia’s great video tutorial that shows exactly how simple this fabric twine is to make.
I’m hoping to make enough of this to make a crochet rug 😀
There are so many things you could use this for
Necklaces & Bracelets
Piping on cushions or clothing
Baskets & Bags
Cord for attaching bunting
I’m going to look at ways of speeding the process up a bit too. maybe using some sort of mandrill or a hand drill… Hmmm I’ll have to give this some thought lol … Any ideas would be greatly appreciated 😀 xx
Hand Crochet Shawl Scarf Using Arcade Stitch – Purple, Pink With ‘James C Brett Chunky Marble Yarn’.
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Aren’t these hand crochet shawls just gorgeous! 🙂 … And so snuggly warm.
These Arcade stitch hand crochet shawl scarfs are really versatile to wear… Either simply wrapped around… Or folded over to create a collared look… You could use a pin or toggle clasp to hold them in the wrap position. I am absolutely in love with mine! 🙂
They are approximately 150cm x 54cm ( 59″ x 21″) … Not including the tassels. The tassels are approximately 9cm long and run along both ends and all the way down one side. The second long side doesn’t have any tassels as this is the edge that can be folded over to give the impression of a collar.
This design is one long length which is approximately 150cm x 54cm for the purple/pink one… and the brown/green one is approximately 142cm x 54cm… and then has tassels added to the ends and along one long side, which are approximately 9cm long.
I used 2 balls of James C Brett Yarn in each shawl, and they are 200g balls…
This yarn can be machine washed on a dedicates setting… Or hand washed in warm water. Do not wring the water out, but squeeze gently and dry flat
They are great fun to make and this yarn works up beautifully and is so soft. It’s the first time I’ve used it, but I’ve already placed an order for more because I’ve been asked to make a light blue one. I’m also going to make a blanket as I think this yarn and the Arcade stitch would be perfect for a blanket. oh dear, my list of things I want to make just keeps getting longer and longer haha
Well that was all pretty simple to do… I just set up my new blog 🙂
It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for soooo long, but there was always other things to do, and I kinda thought it would be a bit harder to set up than it was. But when I actually set aside some time to do it, it was quite straight forward really.
The first thing I did was… Make a cup of tea! In my world, everything starts with a nice cuppa 🙂
I’ve been reading other people’s blogs for so long, and I’ve got to say, I do love a good blog! I’m massively into crafting, so can spend many hours trawling through Pinterest, which then often leads me to another blog full of interesting titbits of information. In my mother’s and grandmother’s generations and generations before them, most crafting skills were passed down the family like valuable heirlooms… But now, we’re all learning new skills because we have so much information available to us at the click of a button. We’re not limited to the crafts that our parents passed on to us. It’s much easier for us to venture out and learn anything that takes our fancy. Buying our crafting supplies has become very easy to do, and we don’t even have to leave the comfort of home if we don’t want to, or haven’t got the ability to. Visual Sense Crafts is a great place to buy affordable craft supplies and hand made gifts, and also my Etsy shop here. Add my Etsy shop to your favorites, as I’ll be adding loads of my original hand crafted items in the next few days 🙂