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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Home Dec

I've been making pillows. From scratch. Totally from scratch.

I had a couple of false starts before I decided that a zipper AND piping at the seams lines are just beyond my skills. Once I accepted that and inserted the zippers in the middle of the backs, it was just a matter of doing the job.

But first I had to make the forms (non-standard size wanted). Then I had to make the piping. I futzed with this for several days but it's done. And packed to mail. Along with a couple of napkins from leftovers from a previous pillow. (color issues with my camera again - it's not blue, it's purple)

More to come, but this is it for now. I can go back to fiber fun for a while!

Here's some yarn from my Totally Tubular kit. I'm pleased with this, but I need to work on the plying skills!
And then the natural rainbow yarn. Singles on the left, which is what I used to make the ribwarmer. Navajo plied on the right. Same fiber.

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At 7:00 PM, Blogger Liz said...

Oooh, pretty. I love the gold and purple...that is if that's the true colors.

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Deborah said...

Your colors are beautiful - they look right on my computer. You did a great job - I'm thinking of taking a pillow piping class through my guild - there are some tools and a book that is suppose to make it very simple called PIPING HOT BINDING by Susan K. Cleveland. You might want to check it out but your projects look great like I said.

At 8:49 AM, Blogger hmp said...

Your spinning looks gorgeous!
This week my wheel has been stuck in a corner sobbing, but I'm going to have to do something about that sticky roving before I can do anything else.

Great pillows! I have some cool retro fabric that has yet to transform itself into floor cushions. I'm not sure what's keeping the Home Decor Elves from visiting my house. Maybe I should leave out some cookies.


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