I have been working on various forms of Japanese Stab Binding. Specifically I have been working on different patterns and how to create the most interesting forms with the least effort. As of February 2016 I have learned that I can break an Awl trying to go through paper, and if I just use a stabbing motion I tends to result in weird looking paper on one side or the other. Also, if you do not tie the knot on the inside, where they recommend it, it tends to come loose causing trouble. I am very proud of my results so far, since they are all made with scrap paper and thread I had lying around it isn’t too bad really.
I look forward to seeing where this craft will take me.
Right now you must be wondering if I am capable of sticking with anything. I am, actually, capable of sticking with things. I am still spinning fiber into yarn, I have some 3 ply I plan on posting about later, knitting, using my Lucet (I’ve even started braiding my lucet into a rug but I want it to get further along before posting about that), and so much more. But recently I have discovered Tambour embroidery, needle punch embroidery, and using Pin Looms to create small squares from samples of fiber to see how they would look as a finished product. Yay! All of those reminded me that I had some counted cross stitch projects (little kits) that I haven’t done. This little hedgie just begged to be stitched up; so I did. I have a little needle punch kit I might work on next and when they go on sale I hope to pick up a pin loom so I can see what my spun fibers would look like if they were to be woven. I can hardly contain my excitement! I am really planning on enjoying my holiday season. The photo is blurry because I took the picture after it was hung on the wall.
Here is a much better photo of Hedgie the Finished Hedgehog.