Flashback

Don’t ask me why but I feel that the studio would benefit from a little 70’s window dressing…

I want some houseplants in here but am somewhat Bengal-challenged. I need plants that they won’t eat, or ones that I can keep out of their reach.

I like spider plants. The problem is that Bengals love them. To bits. They just ruin them. So I am thinking that a reprise of an early craft activity might be just the thing. In short, I am ready to make one or more macramé plant hangers 🙂

Macramé must be out of fashion – my search for a plant hanger kit has been fruitless so far. Even drew a blank at Hobbycraft! I am well aware that a kit is not necessary, but it is a quick and convenient way to get a sensible size and length of knotting material together with a pattern – just to get me started.

So, can anybody point me at such? or at some nice patterns/tutorials. I found a couple of links already but neither had an image of what the directions were heading towards. I think I’m OK for sources of knotting materials and I can make polymer clay beads to order. Ironmongery could no doubt be sourced at eBay.

PS – dressmaking scissors still lost, curtains remain unmade. Some crates have been rationalised. I think I shall knit a little. I have been missing my knitting. I shall need to get my hand in before the samples yarns and patterns arrive.

 

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2 Responses to “Flashback”

  1. SpinningGill 11th June 2012 at 8:43 am #

    I have a *load* of sisal baler twine that you could use! 🙂
    Oh, and I have a pair of RH Pinking Shears if they’re any use.

  2. Beth 11th June 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Do you think that sisal would take dye well?

    Ah, pinking shears – lost mine in The Great Divorce Debacle!

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