Versatile scarf with beaded ends in soft and silky Bamboo Cotton 4 ply
This is like a piece of knitted jewellery. The ends can be laid through the long loop for a lovely, intertwined, draped effect. Do not choose beads which are too heavy, or they will drag the ends down; they may also hit you in the face if you move suddenly! You can wear the scarf long and loose, or fasten with a decorative brooch - it is a very versatile accessory indeed!
Your beads can be matched or mismatched, as you choose. This scarf makes a lovely gift, and it is an easy pattern to work. You could sew on charms, trinkets, shells or found objects, instead of threading on beads, for a retro boho look.
Simply knot the i cord, or bind it with shiny embroidery thread for a different look. Make the whole thing longer. Or shorter. Add tassels. Or even bells! This scarf is just waiting for you to customise it as you choose!
Materials: one 100 gram ball of King Cole Bamboo Cotton 4 ply; 1 pair of 3.25mm needles; four lovely beads with largish holes in them (Pandora type beads are good, or try decorative pewter 'tube' beads); spare needle or stitch holder.
Projects at Spinning Weal
We sell a variety of kits which are suitable for projects - these can be bought below. For each project you can see an example of the finished item, a list of the contents included in the project back and downloadable instructions (which are also included in the kit).
Winter Wonderland Quilt Project
The kit package contains a printed cotton panel, a piece of wadding and instructions.
You will need to add either 1.5 metres of cotton fabric for the backing and border, or 40 cm of border fabric and 1.10m of backing fabric. We used Makower 'Spraytime' fabric 2800 N56. You will need 25 cm of plain white cotton fabric, cut into 2 inch strips, to line the binding. You will need cotton sewing thread, and a basic sewing kit.
The finished quilt is approximately one metre square.
You can make this quilt by hand, or use a sewing machine. If you are quilting with a machine, you will need a 'walking foot' to stitch the fabric, wadding and backing together smoothly, without puckering.
The 'Winter Fairytale' Quilt makes a perfect playmat for a winter baby (the colours suit either a boy or a girl), a cosy lap quilt for cooler evenings, or a fabulous festive throw to drape along the back of a sofa as Christmas approaches. The Scandinavian design is fresh and original, fitting effortlessly into any setting, be it a minimalist open plan flat or a homely cottage.
Storage Pocket Wall Hanging
Make this useful wall hanging with pockets featuring vintage sewing machines. Use it for storing your patchwork rulers, templates, paper patterns and stitching accessories. An ideal project for your new sewing machine!
Finished size 11 and a half inches by 43 inches approximately ( 29cm x 110cm )
Cotton fabrics, with polyester wadding.
Machine print panel (may vary slightly from illustration)
Teal coloured pocket foundation fabric
Iron on interfacing
Pocket lining fabric and backing fabric
(two identical pieces. Use one for the backing, cut the other into the pocket linings.)
3 pieces of binding fabric
Photographs to illustrate key construction points
Two metres (approx) of assorted pure cotton cat themed fabric, ideal for bags, cushions, quilts, charity fundraising craft stalls and ideal as a gift for a cat loving craft enthusiast!