Posts made in July 21st, 2011

Handmade Thursday: Yo-Yos

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Art & Craft | 9 comments

My German evening classes are finished for the summer, The Apprentice is over (hurrah for Tom!) and so I was looking for something to fill my Wednesday evenings with, when news of a local craft group meet popped up on Twitter. Before you could say ‘Make Do and Mend’ I had all the details, and my place for the evening booked.

Armed with material, scissors and thread, and a mug for tea, I joined a lot of very lovely people for an evening of fabric swapping, crafting, tea and chat. Most people were working on their own projects, but as I hadn’t brought anything, I joined in with some yo-yo making and patchwork demonstrations.

 

 

My yo-yos aren’t perfect by any means, despite being told you can’t go wrong with them. I only made a few, before moving on to patchwork, but as soon as I got home I was thinking ‘what can I do with these’. It wasn’t long before I was raiding the button jar and sewing them on to the cardigan I was wearing at the time …

 

 

… and then teamed with a French Connection top (see what I did there?)

I continued making patchwork hexagons on the train this morning, and was delighted to have something new to do (I’m sure you all are too, and that I’m not only #asleeponthetrain :))

I am really looking forward to the next meeting, and hoping that some of the incredible creative talent that is there will rub off on me, I was certainly inspired!

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