Tuesday, May 29, 2012

All Wrapped Up

You'll have to pardon the pun... but we're kind of in love with wrapping lately.

Check out these adorable yarn-wrapped letters by Ciao Mama. They inspired us to try out our own version.

Click for a bigger version, ok?

Rather than use the fancy 3D letters, we just grabbed some cardboard out of the recycling bin to cut out our letters. HINT: a little notch cut into the cardboard is a great place to secure your yarn or thread when you're getting started!

We used Colorplay single-ply wool in a variety of warm tones (red, orange, yellow, and fuchsia). Our shelves have the whole rainbow for your yarn-wrapping pleasure. When you want to change colors? Just tie a little knot and then wrap over the knot and yarn ends to hide them.

It's a wrap!

And then we just couldn't stop, so we pulled out some nearly-empty spools of machine embroidery thread and tried wrapping some of our antique wood bobbins. You can use a paintbrush or sponge to dab some glue onto the surface of the wood to hold your thread in place. A little piece of tape works pretty well, too -- and you can wrap the thread over the tape to hide it.


Now we're looking around the store for more things to wrap in thread, yarn, wooly worms, fabric strips... any suggestions?

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