Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Red Thread as a Draft Dodger!

I decided to finish off The Red Thread as a Draft Dodger.
Of course it didn't go exactly as planned, but here it is!

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Ready, willing and able to stand up against any drafts that try to come in under my porch door!

If I had made one from scratch, I might have a different fabric for the backing, but I didn't want to cut the linen, leaving my options open for framing it later if I liked.

I also have a picture of it sitting on my mantle.

The project was not without it's problems! It evolved and took on a life of it's own after a while.

I am still getting used it it like this. Of course, if I decide I don't like it this way, I can always take it apart and frame it.
I put together a little tutorial on making a draft dodger below.


Stitchingranny said...

What an excellent idea and so much more useful than just framing. It would also make a great needleroll - I mean the sort you really can wrap your stitching round for safe keeping.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful piece of work and a stunning finish.

Suburban Stitcher said...

Unique finish! It turned out lovely...and your tutorial is excellent also! Congratulations!

Shelleen said...

what a great idea and thanks for the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog, which brought me to your wonderful stitching!

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