weaving hearts and crafty connections
My family is Swedish, and we have a lot of Scandinavian items around. I've made a few things in keeping with the family heritage, and I'm always looking for more projects in this style. And yes, this includes IKEA. Danish woven hearts are a classic, and I've been looking at unique ways to make them.
I saw this vinyl version (so cool!), these fuse bead hearts (in Danish!), and a quick look on Pinterest turned up all kinds of detailed designs that I never thought possible.
But I thought that maybe I'd give it a try with fabric. To make it easier to work with and to give the finished heart some structure, I fused the fabric to mid-weight interfacing. Then I just used a basic template I found online and wove using the standard instructions.
I love it!
But what should I do with it? Should I add a handle? Something else? Do I need to make more and use them together?
I'd love to hear your thoughts. And I'd love to just hear from you. As would other readers too, I'm guessing. Let's consider the comments on this post to be a little discussion board.
Share an idea, say hello to each other, and of course, I'll be chatting away as well, weaving a bit of community. And maybe more hearts!
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, February 10, 2015