Friday, August 14, 2009
an experiment with twine
One of my friends recently moved in a new appartment. And since she loves anything related to nature : pebbles, wood, dried flowers... and homemade, I wanted to sew something with linen (fabric) as a housewarming present, but my sewing machine broke down last month.
When I saw this cone of natural linen twine in my closet, my crochet hook told me to try for a few stitches. And before I knew it, some coasters for her family were on the way...
It's a little tough for fingers (but not unpleasant) so one a day seems the right pace for me . I use a European crochet 1.75mm, and then spray & block them as I go, and it works just like cotton or wool but with a stiffer result, which is just what I want for these.
Still one to go, it was fun to experiment something new & and a bit unusual.
I hope she likes her little gift...