How I made our yarn wreath...

December 01 2017 – Lisa

How I made our yarn wreath... - This is Knit
How I made our yarn wreath... - This is Knit
It's all getting very Christmassy indeed in the shop now, with the beautiful lights of the Powerscourt Centre and our yarn wreath gracing our doors. If you'd like to make your own version then there's oodles of tutorials over on Pinterest.  I read quite a few of them and then mashed up my own version with the best tips.
  • My wreath form is covered in woven fabric. (It's hot-glued in place. Please don't look at the back! 😯)
  • I dove in to my stash to find complimentary shades of yarn in a variety of interesting textures.  There's wool and cotton in there, with tweed and shiny viscose accents too.
  • I used mixed sizes of polystyrene balls, pinned the end of the yarn in, and then wrapped like crazy. I stopped every once in a while to hot glue a few strands of yarn in place, to keep the overall shape neat.
  • Despite using the polystyrene forms, this still used *a lot* of yarn!
  • I glued the yarn balls in place first and then used the baubles and embellishments to fill in the gaps.
  • Seriously, make sure you have plenty of hot glue for this project!
  • Allow a few days / evenings to make this project. There's a lot of wrapping and assembly involved, but it's worth it when it all comes together.
  • Knitting needles can be tied on with a bow afterwards :)
The wreath is now three years old and it's still going strong. I love seeing it adorning the shop doors every year and I hope my notes are helpful if you're considering making your own. It has been some stretch of bitterly cold weather here in Dublin, so we've been getting lots of use out of our woolly sweaters and accessories (and also using WIPs on our laps for an extra layer of warmth)! If you need a bit more woolly goodness in your life then you might like to know about the new Flat Rate shipping options we have for web orders this month.  Or maybe you'd like to treat yourself to something from our Christmas Gift Ideas section? Knit fast, stay warm! Lisa x


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