Ever since I was a little girl I have loved sewing. I have always admired the talents of family members from Mam's perfect cross stitch samplers, to my Auntie's dress making talents, my Cousins cute teddy bears and upholstery skills, Grandma's knitting and Granda's ability to fix anything!
Sewing and craft making is most certainly a family tradition passed from generation to generation.
I find a quick craft that can be done in front of the TV
with a nice cup of tea extremely relaxing after a long day at work.
For my necklace I used 32 2mm felt balls (8 of each
colour) but you could use any combination of as many balls as you like to
create different lengths and designs of necklace or bracelet. I chose this number as I can comfortably slip
the finished necklace over my head without undoing the knot.
The cord I used is a waxed cotton thread which is nice and
strong. You can find this in lots of colours so you can match it to the theme
of the felt.
When threading the necklace/bracelet ensure you are pushing
the needle through the very centre of each ball so an even finish is created.
Enjoy watching your item grow….
I finished off by simply tying a knot close to the
last ball on each end and then tying the two ends into a reef knot.