Someone posted a picture on Facebook of a wreath made with balls of yarn and knitting needles. I asked Jacy and Joan if they would make one for me if I supplied the materials. Yesterday afternoon Joan went out with a list and this morning I have a new wreath on my door!
We looked at the website with the original picture, but couldn't find instructions. Still, it was easy to figure out a way to make it, although the wreath that was our inspiration may have been put together differently.
Supplies for my wreath:
* 1 wire wreath frame
* 3 packs of styrofoam balls in 3 different sizes
* florist's wire
* yarn in various colors, gauges, fibers
* 1 pair of large (mine are size US 13) and long aluminum knitting needles
* Modge Podge, if desired (we ended up not using it)
I showed Joan how to wrap the yarn around the styrofoam balls, as if she were using a nostepinne. We thought about spraying the finished yarn-balls with Modge Podge, but Joan just tucked the yarn-end under the wrapped yarn, then slipped florist's wire under a few strands of yarn and wired them to the wreath frame. Finally she stuck the needles under the yarn on several balls and it was done!
Labels: fiber, home projects, knitting