Ideas A Plenty

Ideas A Plenty


I was born a crafter. Some of my earliest memories involve yarns and fabrics. I started collecting ideas out of books and magazines when I was around 10. Whenever I go somewhere, I’m making mental notes of designs or arrangements I find enthralling. Thank goodness for the camera on my cell phone. I’m always snapping this or that. (Probably the most questionable photo I ever shot  was in my coffee shop’s bathroom. But honestly, they have the most remarkable stencils on their walls!) Anyway, what this amounts to is I have over 40 years of crafting ideas meandering through my mind! Small wonder I often feel overwhelmed when trying decide on what to do next! I’ve also found my tastes run in cycles. When I was in my early twenties, I was very attracked to heirloom felted projects. I have a ton of things I wanted to make then, and just didn’t have time to. Now, I find that I can go back and look at the books and magazines and feel reinspired.

Long on my list of things to make is you wool rug shown above. I know I’m not ready right now to invest the time to make something as large as a rug, but I’m thinking more like a table runner or placements for Thanksgiving. Each circle is made up of 3 felt circles, and blanket stitched in place. They are then joined together. (Not quite sure how that’s done, but I’ll figure out something.)

I really want to make something using this technique…soon. If anyone looks at it and feels inspired, or has any ideas of what could be made using this concept, please share!

Kimara

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