That song title shows my age! I watched my sister in law learning to knit again in Cornwall and I was so impressed with her tenacity. She kept on checking her tension and the number of stitches she needed to make a perfect six inch square. Tenacity is not one of my strongest attributes. I cheat, take the easy option, throw the project against the wall or send it to the cupboard of doom under the stairs.
But, not yesterday. After cheating and plaiting the strips of fabric to make twine I eventually sourced the you tube video with accompanying sound. I am so glad I have my technical advisor close at hands these days. Retirement is a wonderful thing.
It was such a lovely day I did the cutting of the strips in the garden. Then I stuffed all the lengths in my pocket and got twisting all day. It was therapeutic, calming and quite addictive. I listened to some of the lengthy debates about strikers,defenders and other football nonsense etc etc. But, in the main I just kept twisting.
I was so pleased to get the tension correct. Tight and firmly twisted.
I wish I had some old wooden spools to wind it onto as it would really look good, but a rolled piece of cardboard sufficed.
I liked the random coloured look but loved the nautical style of white and blue strips even more.
Looped and tied this time!
June and July are busy birthday months for us and I love wrapping presents. Love these effects. Brown paper,doilies and fabric twine all topped off with a little machined heart tag. I cut up old gardening books for the hearts and you can actually read little snippets on each one.
It even works on a gardening voucher envelope and card.
So, I really loved making the fabric twine. I was pleased with the results. It certainly uses up your fabric scraps and I felt it enhanced my parcels and if you would like a go at twisting your time away here is the link again.
Please be aware however there are a couple of downsides... There are wisps of fabric everywhere this morning. So twisting time was interrupted by some sweeping. And your hand does get a bit achey. But I had no ill effects this morning. Even though I twisted my way through hours and hours of football.
Just to close here is a picture of someone else loving a good twist and turn.
Lots of love ... Linda