Here at Interweave's Sudbury office, we have a lovely little tradition. Every Tuesday morning at 10:00, we circle up for a little Show and Tell. Those who have been working on projects bring them in and show them off, while the rest of us admire and are inspired. Though we only spend a few minutes, it's a wonderful time in which this handful of creative ladies can share their talents and initiate discussions that inspire new and exciting ideas.
But why should we have all the fun? I think it's time we shared some of it with you! So here is a glimpse into this week's Show and Tell. I hope you enjoy it!
First off, we have the fun Love Me, Love Me Not belt by Stitch editor Amber Eden.
Here's what Amber had to say about her project: "This is a leather belt made from scratch for an accessories class I am taking. The spikes are all the rage now, so I added them as embellishment. They are heavy-duty hardware and actually are secured by screws, after the hole is punched in the leather. The belt is worn spikes forward and buckle in back."
Next, from the assistant editor of Stitch, Rose DeBoer, we have a cute crotchet bowl.
According to Rose: "I crocheted a small bowl from a thin wool, then stretched it over a metal cup. Using a mixture of PVA glue and water (approximately 1 part glue to 10 parts water), I painted the base crochet. After it dried, I added a bias band on the top from one of my favorite Kokka fabrics. Voila!"
From the Cloth Paper Scissors family, we have two seasonally-appropriate crotchet hats made by CPS editor Jenn Mason.
"While traveling for Thanksgiving vacation, I wanted something I could work on while on the plane," Jenn explained. "I grabbed two unassigned balls of yarn and started to crochet hats for my youngest niece and baby nephew. I didn't use a pattern for either one but was able to make a few adjustments to come up with an interesting design."
Cate said of this project, "I have been wanting to make these ever since I first saw the originals by Cynthia Ann Dubbers on the art table in preparation for being shot for CPS Gifts last year. Not only are they beautiful and easy to make, but creating the circles gets to the heart of what I most love about fiber art: mixing and matching fabrics."
Well, there you have it! Until we have our next Show and Tell, it's your turn to share! Write in the comments section about a project you're working on. We'd love to hear about it!