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Week 57, Bobbetts Blog spring has sprung Macrame and cushions


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This week Tonia and I have been working on separate projects, I wanted to have a go at Macrame and Tonia started on a collection of cushions for the April show.

Looking at Macrame design I really liked the look of this idea, I was looking for something to replace the bought in hanging planter I had.

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It was ok but very boring.

So I started to look at you tube videos and soon realised I had made a mistake by not buying Macrame wool which is at least 3mm thick, all I had to play with was this thinner wool, but I decided to use it as a practice piece.

you can start the piece in many ways and I was very surprised by the length you needed 32inch plus 24inch plus the width of your pot.

and depending on what design cutting several lengths.

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I used a spare curtain loop as the top hanger

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I followed the instructions on a YouTube video how to start it, it wasn't long before I found the videos a little boring and hard to see just how the wool was being looped so I freestyled making several knots in sections and then platting strands and re knotting to make a net like design.

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It is a good idea to hang the pieces as u get a better idea how the design works and you also keep any small furry family members away from it.

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A great game as you can tell.

When I was happy with the design I tried the plant and the pot.

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I liked it but it was a bit boring and decided to add some colour.

Using the Annie Sloan Florence paint diluted down, I placed the tail end of the hanger in some diluted paint

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When I was happy with the colour I let it dry then tried out my planter.

I actually really like it and it's better than what was there

So here it is the finer sample piece.

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I actually think it looks quite nice 😍

Tonia has chosen adoring floral material for her cushion with a heavy beautiful contrasting trim of detail.

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That she made herself with pom pom tassels.

She used a very simple envelope design making it a feature with the trim.

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The flower print really gives an idea of spring.

With buttercups, bluebells,iris and daffodils in the design

The piece looks so pretty and fit for any spring decor room.

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I look forwards to seeing more of her soft furnishings for the craft fair.

Phil has a couple of ongoing commissions with his lamps and next week hope to show you a couple of new pieces, we have a date for the workshop arrival 🙈🙈🙈 not long so this weekend we plan to do some ground work towards its arrival, and hopefully a visit to a craft fair on Sunday we will be exhibiting at the April one so we can give u a preview in next week's blog.

That's it for this week we hope you have enjoyed it?

Cas and Tonia the Bobbetts (Angel and Rose)

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