My most recent passion is for thread crochet ornaments. Years ago, when we were in Bosham on the south coast, I peeped into a craft gallery and saw some crochet bells and little animals. They were so beautifully made, that that was it - I had to have a go! So I looked round for patterns - not a chance - they are like gold dust. Eventually, I found just what I needed and got cracking. At the time you could get fabric stiffener called Stiffy from almost any craft shop, which did the job perfectly. However, you don't seem to be able to buy it over here anymore so, after trying starch, PVA glue and everything else I could think of to stiffen the material and having disasterous results, I gave up making them.
However, last year I discovered that Evostick Wood Glue (blue bottle for outside use) is just the job. It dries clear and very hard. Perfect, I was off again. :0)
|Crochet Wedding Bell & presentation box|
So this is what I made for my friends wedding. I also had a wonderful time designing a box to put it in. Oh, the joy of being a crafter, it keeps me quiet for hours!