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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Techniques Revisited - Part 4 (Spirelli)

Good morning!

Today I want to share a lovely pendant/ornament I received with you.  It's the Spirelli technique. Makes you think of a spirograph doesn't it?

My friend Carol sent me this lovely piece:


This technique works well with any scalloped shape (and is a good way to use up some of those fibers in your stash).  
  • I start with a piece of double sided tape on the back of my shape.  
  • I lay the end piece of the thread onto the tape and bring up through one of the indentions.  
  • Then take the thread down one of the scallops indentions. The look of the finished piece will change, depending on the spacing of your threads.  You can make a tight pattern with a lot of inner space (for stamping), or you can make a smaller pattern (or even no spacing at all if you put your thread straight across).
  • Bring your thread back up in the next indention and continue with an over/under pattern until you are completely back around the piece.  
  • The above piece goes through every indention twice to make the pattern.
My friend used a metallic thread and used a metal button for the center.

Other uses for those fibers you've been saving:
  • Use instead of ribbon when wrapping presents.
  • Use to make animal fur for stamped images
  • Hair on your stamped people
  • Use to make borders on your scrapbook pages (or cards)
  • Use them to "hang" charms or embellishments
  • Use them for "fence" wire.
Come on, let's add to this list...Just leave a comment and tell me what your favorite use for fibers are. Then pull them out and use them.

Put some color in your day.



2 comments:

Sandra H said...

So beautiful and elegant, x

Shelly said...

Beautiful!!! I didn't know that the spacing changed the pattern. Cool!