I finally finished it. The blanket measures approx. 65 inches x 36 inches. Another one of my thrift-ed yarn makes.
Just what I need for the sofa...
A new project for the winter. I found this crochet book the thrift store for $1.(retail price is $25) It has many techniques, ideas and stitch patterns. I thought I will try this flower motif.
Over the last few months,I have manged to collect quite a number of different coloured yarn from the thrift stores. And, this would be a good project for use them.
I completed another small weaved piece. I experimented with different textured yarn. I, think I should have used a more contrasting colour for the bottom trims, it would have added more of a balance to the whole piece. On to the next one..
Couple of more tea bag crafts over many cups of tea on a gloomy rainy afternoon.
I did couple of projects before with used tea bags. You can see them here and here. For, these pieces I used embroidery thread and, also bits of lace.
I quite enjoyed making these and, I have a whole stack to experiment with. These tea filters are bit bigger than regular bags which I like, because it has space to work a pattern with more embellishments etc.
Have to be careful when working with such flimsy paper, I pricked my finger few times.. :)
I did another small project. I went from the cardboard loom, to a loom made out from a picture frame.(instructions via youtube) It worked perfectly for this piece. I used some colourful Beehive tapestry wool which I had.
for this contemporary kantha piece is Frida Kahlo, one of the great artists whose work I admire a lot.
It took me about week or so to finish the stitching and, I used two layers of very thin cotton. I sketched the face on paper, after several attempts this was the one finally made for stitching. Well, my drawing looks nothing like her :)
I have not yet thought about how I want to display it. I have an oval shaped canvas( I used it take this photos) or an embroidery frame might work too.