Ever since I made a Christmas raggy wreath I have wanted to make a Pink Heart shaped one.
All you need is a wire coat hanger- bent into either a heart or round shape.
A large quantity of fabric scraps in your chosen colour cut into one inch by six inch strips. You can use remnants or charity shop finds- I acquired a lot of scraps by begging for minute offcuts of fabrics from my dressmaking friends.
And time- around 4- 6 hours should do it. It’s an ideal craft to do whilst you are doing other things.. cooking, brewing tea, watching TV etc.
Start by cutting a piece of card 1 inch by 6 inches. The fastest way to cut the fabric I found was to cut a length of material 6 inches long, then to wrap the card inside the width of fabric and then cut down the long edge, thus..
That way you get a lot of pieces at once. There’s no need to be over fussy if the odd piece is too short or too narrow. or even a bit of the raggity side
This is the first pile I cut.
I needed to cut two more similar heaps, but don’t do too many at once, start tying and then cut more.
Then you simply knot each strip around the wire frame. Cut more pieces as you need them. Keep checking the overall effect. As I progressed it looked too pink to me, so out came my stash of silver fabric, which lifted the whole wreath. Keep tying till you can fit in no more.
Next you need to do something about the hook part.
Take a length of fabric, fold over the top and secure to the top of the hook, secure with a few stitches or fabric glue. I prefer to stitch in place.
At the end of this I cut the fabric strip in two and tied in place around the frame. Then I stitched it tightly.
Finally tie a couple of pieces to cover these stitches.
Nealry there now..
Have a good look, does it look finished or would you like to hang something in the middle. My original intention had been to hang a crochet heart like this here, but when I looked at the wreath I think it would have been too much. So instead out came five silver Christmas baubles and here is the finished wreath.
Now to make Mr E a nice card and plan a suitable dinner…
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