I have said a couple of times this week that I got, err, distracted from my Christmas Wreath by the challenge posted on the Powertex Addicts United Facebook Group.Were given until the 24th January to produce something on a Valentine’s theme.
So I decided on three strands of T-Shirt yarn, so I could plait it into a leather-like thong.
However, years of crafting has taught me that if I was to plait yarn, I would need a second set of hands – so this is where a mini bulldog clip, a safety-pin and the cat’s climbing frame came in handy.
I flatten the ends of the yarn, one on top of the other and covered them in cling-film. This would make it easier to secure the ends once the material had begun to dry and it made it easier to fit in the bulldog clip.
Because of the way T-Shirt yarn is made, you have a smooth side and a rolled side (which is caused by the ends curling in on themselves). I made sure we rolled sides were at the top all the way through to add texture.
(By the way, I measured the half the width of my neck and added an inch both sides to make sure it was the right length).
Here is another tip I found, half way through the drying process (just before I went to bed), I swapped cling film for a small piece of vinyl cut from a pair of gloves, this is not only neater but was easier to handle.
Because of how Powertex dries, initially, in the first overnight drying, I kept it on its side by moulded into shape.
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