I have been thinking about all of those Christmas cards that will soon be flooding in.
With 3 Primary School age children, we always have a plethora.
So I combined my current obsession with Hessian
(pardon the rhyme)
The teacher part of me loves a tutorial
So, if you are in for the ride,
I would suggest a cuppa,
this could be a long one!
If you want to have a go at making one. It is so simple and will just take a few minutes.
Firstly bend some wire into a heart or whatever shape you like.
I chose to make two for some extra hanging room.
Make a hook and eye type arrangement at the bottom of the heart.
I used 2 metre lengths of hessian.
Cut into 12cm strips.
I folded them in half and zoomed along them with the sewing machine.
My able assistant Miss B then fringed them for me.
And we threaded them onto the wire.
It took 3 lengths of 2 metres each for sufficient ruffleness. I didn't bother with any joins.
Then my able assistant modelled the creation for me.
While I dusted a million pieces of hessian off me.
We popped on a few test cards.
Then decided to add the second smaller heart in anticipation of much postal and playground love.
I think the strips could be wider for more pegging space.
It could also look romantic in a gauzy white fabric.
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