Monday, 29 November 2010

Scrappy Wrapping

A messy worker am I.  Usually end up surrounded by discarded scraps of cloth and thread.

When the scraps get too distracting, I gather them up and store them in glass bowls, jars, flowerpots...

When my fingers need something to do, I wrap them around a core of string one scrap or bundle of thread at a time...

Perhaps some rusty bits and pieces could be used as frames or borders.
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17 comments:

  1. very happy looking. i keep meaning to do that but other things get in the way while the scraps stay in their jars. i like your rusted borders and frames. k.

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  2. Well, I haven't done that yet, but I guess I'll be saving more scraps now! Yours are so colorful. I just know you are going to do something really cool with them!.

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  3. fabulous idea. love the rust frame. looks like a fish.

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  4. Brilliant idea! The eternal quest to find something to use up scraps has been solved!

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  5. Yummm, this is eye candy :). I have bags and bags of scraps...now I'll be adding bags of threads! Love it.

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  6. Lovely, lovely 'recycling'!! This looks like sunshine!

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  7. Yummy colours! Is it for the component bin, or do you have a project in mind? I have boxes of bits that could use that treatment. Perhaps, not quite so sunny, but it would be a fun, in-between project. What type of string do you wrap? Is it fairly thick?

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  8. ooooh you make me so happy with it...I wrap them around felt bits and pieces..
    these are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Scrumptious looking....

    that is how Nat taught me to make my baskets...very meditative fabric play. I must get back to my basket, it needs handles.

    Thanks for sharing, I loooove the colours.

    Jacky xox

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  10. beautiful look penny, i might have to have a go at this with some of my scraps.....thanks

    xt

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  11. Do you have a tutorial for or website recommendation for how to bundle dye? I read some of your posts and would love to try this but need more info. Absolutely love your blog ...so inspirational.

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