Thursday, April 7, 2011

My creative space - not a diversion!

That's right. 

This time the work is not stopping me from doing the bedroom set because it is part of it.
But really, it is still stopping me because I'm a little scared of finishing it.

This is just an 80x80cm square of lining fabric that has been shirred roughly every ten centimetres from left to right and top to bottom.
I just roughly wound the shirring cotton on the bobbin and used a 2.5 stitch length.

The curtains are of the same fabric as this as is some of the applique on the doona cover.
It is cheap lining fabric fromSpotlight chosen because it was the only fabric in the shop with the exact right shade of burnt orange that DD2 wanted.

Unfortunately DD1 likes it so much she wants me to make her one soon but that's OK because it is very fast to do unless you count the constant changing of the bobbin.

I'll admit that I made this more than a week ago but as it is the only piece of work on the go that you have not seen I thought I would share it with you.
For more creativeness head over to Kirsty's.


  1. Wow, that looks fantastic! How clever! x

  2. Okay, now you've got me clocking up the envy factor ;) I have always wanted to learn shirring. Great space :) Kx

  3. Love how youve done this you clever thing!
    Im so glad you explained the shirring process Cherrie as id forgotten how and where to put the special elastic. Its been years.

  4. this is very creative !!! what will you use it for ?

  5. I love it! It is gorgeous. What will the finshed product be?


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