How to Tie a French Hitch Rock Wrap by JD Lenzen (TIAT)
My sister sent me this link:
Such beautiful rock-wrapping art!
So I headed over to the You Tube channel (as shared above) to take a peek.
I've seen rock coverings that are crocheted, felted or knotted with string,
but this precise patterned tying was new to me.
Looks beautiful and fun to do, even if I usually enjoy my rocks au naturel!
I could see this as a fun activity for children, not this precise of course.
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On another front in making and giving, I've finished Orlo's Christmas Stocking.
I really like this textured delight and it's not overly busy look.
Simple works, especially now.
His mommy & daddy love hiking in the woods, so the stocking body is pine cone filled.
I hope it brings them many years of joy during the holiday season.
With cotton, corduroy, velour, velvet and cross stitch fabric...
this one is a textural delight!
Getting the colors in photos right lately has not been easy.
The heal is brown, the big toe is caramel and the little toe is deep red.
The inside is muslin, both the cross stitch fabric and the muslin are tea dyed.
The back pocket is just plum worn out!
It really is much more faded than the piece behind the name, both from old corduroy shorts from my high school days.
The button, which holds the hook on is made from abalone,
sewn on backwards for the color and the texture.
I used an old flannel pillowcase instead of batting.
My special signature is tucked inside this time,
as there was not really a light enough place for it (the pocket was a little bumpy!)
A little something to add in the pocket and it is ready to go.
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When looking at the video above, I found this one too.
I think I'm a few feathers short for this kind of weaving!
I certainly have never thought about weaving with them or even getting them wet!
I was also fascinated with the process of working with the yucca plant fibers.
May you expand your creativity, doing old things in new ways
May you embrace learning for entertainment's sake alone
May you enjoy the feeling of completion
Photographs by NAE ©2020