A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 301,542
Currently Running With Scissors:
459 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Cross-stitched Burlap Banner  (Read 1565 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
LimeRiot
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 14106
Joined: 10-Jun-2009

Sublime


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: January 09, 2013 12:02:45 PM »

I made this banner for a holiday decoration this year using burlap, wool yarn and a big fat tapestry needle!

I stitched it up like I would any other cross stitch project, mostly Smiley.



Here are a few things I learned when putting this together:

- My usual cross-stitch method of making all right handed crosses in a row then going back over them with the left leaning stitches didn't work well on the burlap. I found the stitches looked nicer if I made the full cross one at a time.

- Since the weave is so open, you can't carry the yarn in the back without it being seen. Map out how you'll stitch your rows to limit the amount of times you need to break the yarn.

- The more stitches you add, the more squished the weave will become (at least with the weight of yarn I used). To even things out, just give the burlap a good tug from the top and bottom every 5 rows or so.





I ended up giving this to my Mom. She does a beautiful mantle each year and wanted to use this in her decorating. Unfortunately she put it too near her candles and it caught on fire Smiley. Not to worry, it was put out quickly and all is well! Even the banner sorta survived!

Pre-fire:


I had fun making this and am thinking about another one for Valentine's day.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Pinterest!
My Blog!
I'm giving away doggy bow ties on my my blog! Check it out here!
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 32658
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013 12:31:19 PM »

I love this! I didn't realize it was so big! (TWSS!)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jillybeans
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3066
Joined: 12-Apr-2011


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013 12:38:38 PM »

Wow, that is so beautiful!  And way to go using such a difficult medium.  Burlap can be such a pain!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pinterest

I've moved in May 2013!  Contact me for my new address!
Kookaloo_Starr
Offline Offline

Posts: 7340
Joined: 28-Jul-2006

the best things in life aren't things!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013 01:17:08 PM »

Shocked Fantastic! I think I need to steal your idea for next Xmas  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best
50 in '14
50 in '15
yoopidou
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013 03:01:26 PM »

I agree it's a fantastic idea.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Matt Ruby on How to Control Comedy Voice Entertaining Audiences
Matt Ruby on How to Find Inspiration by Interviewing Your Peers
Matt Ruby on How Success Shapes Standup Comedy Career Growth
How a Comedian Creates Meaningful Career Goals
Matt Ruby on How to Make Personal Connections in a Crowded Room
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Falafel without Frying
@Home This Weekend: Decorative Bulletin Board
Rain, rain, you don't have to go away...

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.