Tuesday, 26 February 2013

a start


Thanks to all of you who made suggestions about how to attach fabric to the crochet blanket my Nan made (and thanks to everyone that couldn't help but left nice comments anyway!). I had a go at machining it and let's just say it didn't work out. The blanket's tension isn't great and it was just too hard to control (add in that I didn't baste it very well in the first place). Since it is kind of stretchy I'm just going to blanket stitch around the edges and tie some of the corners of the grannies once I'm done. I'm going for a home made look with this one I think! Should it fall apart or need more work I will just do that as and when.



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10 comments:

  1. Good to know. I need to do something similar, so I'm learning lots from you.

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  2. it's made with love, and that's what counts. x

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  3. I've always loved and admired the homemade look :-) It's going to look fab.

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  4. Blanket stitch seems like a great solution! And there is nothing wrong with the handmade look! I call it "rustic"!

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  5. Sounds like a plan, kind of a tied quilt

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  6. Good luck with the blanket. Maybe invisible thread might work, or rows of coloured threads. I love the look of handcrafted makes.
    Wendy x

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  7. Your dear Nanny. It's amazing she made this at 94 and it's a beautiful blanket. I'd be inclined to forget about the fabric and use it as it is, mending with wool if it becomes necessary :)

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