Friday, June 27, 2008

I was just rummaging around......


...when I found this lurking in my oddments box. I can remember mum using it to make flowers when I was little so it brought back happy memories. I also found some raffene, which is artificial raffia and was all the rage in the 60's for making summer handbags.


I couldn't remember how to use it but thankfully the instructions were in the box. This is what it produces. Quite sweet really and it made me want to make an openwork bag from them.

I haven't quite decided what to knit when Autumn Rose is finished but I think it will be a quick and easy project such as socks. But don't worry Marina, then I'll be starting the Oregon cardigan! I've also got some sewing and crochet projects in mind. Too much choice really.

5 comments:

Shan said...

Thanks for your favourite words, Susie...I love "archetype" too. It makes me think of parchment.

That daisy is so cute...how does it work?

Susie Hewer said...

Hi Shan, I'll tale some step-by-step photos over the weekend so you can see. It's really quick and simple. The bit that takes the longest time is the finishing.

Marina said...

I remember "opening up" /"straightening up"(?) raffia for my mother, but I can't remember anything she actually made with it. I might have learnt how to crochet a chain using it.

Alison Boon said...

Just wanted to say keep on running. I think it's a brilliant tribute to your mum.

Susie Hewer said...

Sorry for the delay in photos. Just went to take some and found the battery was flat. Grrrr!

Marina, I bet your mum made a summer handbag with it. I know mine always did and I keep seeing the patterns on eBay.

Alison, thanks. I see you are a runner too. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.