Friday, November 20, 2020

It's a Wrap

Ever since wrapping all the wee Happy Holly and Merry Mistletoe berries for the New Christmas Ornaments, I have been looking forward to wrapping more beads for something entirely different. Guess what these are for?

As I mentioned in the last post, wrapping beads it slightly fiddly but oh, so satisfying and fun. So with all my silk threads happily spread all over my desk, I had a lovely time playing with bright, cheerful colours and making striped beads. I used variegated silk for some, plain for others and carefully made the red and pink ball by wrapping the bead in alternating bands of colour.  

This time, I wrapped over wooden beads in two different sizes, 6mm (1/4") and 8mm (5/16"). The photo with the beads next to my embroidery scissors give a bit on an idea of the size. 
And this is where they are going...

As much, as I am itching to get back to my crewel embroidery, I do need to finish this project first. I don't have much to do: 
1. The juggler needs a hat. My initial idea didn't work out and I haven't attempted anything since. 
2. His coat needs a belt of some sort and depending on how the hat, hair and ears work out, I think his coat might need some kind of collar - oh, and of course 
3. Buttons. 
Then the balls can be attached and he is finished. So, really - there is not much left for me to do. 

We have been having the most gorgeous spring weather the last few days, so my mornings have been spent in the garden. Tomorrow will be hot and windy though, so I will be putting all the little bits and pieces for the New Kits into bags. It is always a nice feeling when they are all packaged up and looking lovely.

Stay Safe & Keep Stitching,
Anna X



  1. To be truth my first thought was that these beads will become baubles in some Christmas project of yours. :)
    They look so pretty!

  2. Wow, my first thought was also that these balls look like Christmas baubles, Anna, they are beautiful! I would love seeing more of your juggler.
    Have a nice weekend, take care, dear Anna.
    Hug, Ilona

  3. I am so grateful that you share your clever work. It always brings a smile to my face. Thank you.

    1. Ah thanks so much! I am so glad you enjoy it. Really, it's a two way street; feedback like that makes my day.