Tuesday, 27 December 2011

12 days of Christmas swap.


For the last three years I have been in a swap where we make 12 presents ( all the same) for the other participants. We each receive 12 different ones in return. It's very interesting to see what the others make. This year all the work was brilliant, and there are some really useful things. I made glasses cases, which can also be used as a scissor case.
I felted a piece of calico with wool tops, placed some yarn bits, and shiny fibres, and then covered the whole thing with organza. I then machined over the top with straight and fancy stitches. I zapped the whole thing with the heat gun, and cut it into the required shape. I lined the front and back which is made from patterned fabric, and assembled the whole case.

5 comments:

Heather said...

I love the look of the cases you made Wendy and the technique you used is great and so useful. It seems to come out a bit different each time and can look quite different too according the the threads and fabrics used.

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful colours, Hazel - sounds great. Bet you enjoyed that x

Meggymay said...

The cases are beautiful, that sounds a super swap.
Yvonne x

Boxoftrix said...

What a great idea for a swap! can we see the other swapers makes? is the group public?
Yvonne

Lottie said...

What fantastic specs cases - love them.

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