Christmas Rag Wreath
At Sew Saturday last weekend we were lucky enough to have the lovely Alex of Alex and the Machine in the studio giving a demo of her gorgeous Christmas Rag Wreath.
It was such a great addition to the day and everyone who had a go thoroughly enjoyed the satisfaction you get when stabbing the fabric into the polystyrene wreath!
Alex used a 25cm polystyrene wreath and a mixture of green and red patterned fabrics - about 1 metre's worth - cut it into 2 inch squares with pinking shears, folded the fabric in half then in half again (right side in) and used a crochet hook (or a pair of scissors) to push the fabric deep into the wreath. The resulting wreath was absolutely stunning!
Here's another one that Alex has made with a little ribbon tied to the top ....
It really is that simple to make! We've tracked down a lovely tutorial from Debbie Shore here that you can watch if you want a bit more of an in depth look at how to make one of these yourself. Debbie uses glue which adds to the robustness of the wreath and is definitely a good option if it's going to be hung somewhere where it may get pulled at! You can find the tutorial here.