in the craft group this week
we worked with burlap
instead of sitting around the table, we worked in the garage, on the ground, with scissors, paint and tape
and we had a wonderful time doing that
again thank you so much for all your ideas, they were very helpful and inspirational !
in no time the ladies came up with the most beautiful things
taking out a few threads in a row leaves a nice gap structure
cutting off the corners of the burlap bag, using them inside out results in great little baskets
and acrylic paint on burlap turns out to be working great
don't the table runner for the outside table in the garden, and the little May baskets look fabulous ?
as for myself, I tried stamping with a round sponge, but that did not turn out quite as good I had hoped
I guess the stamping surface should be more flat, since the burlap itself is already uneven
directly painting onto the burlap however, turns out perfectly
and together with some regular painter's tape, you can create the most fantastic patterns
this was a great first meeting with burlap, at least for me it was a first
and it leaves me with a nice chevron pattern, that I have to find a purpose for now
to thank you for all the great ideas that inspired us this week
I would love to send out a burlap bag to you
to be specific, I would love to send out a bag to Tereza
she enthusiastically wrote about her project of burlap and screen printing it,
which got us to the idea of painting the bags
and just because I feel like it, I am going to send out two more !
I would also love to send out a bag to
Janina because she made the effort to write down a cute idea she came up with herself
and Barbara because she gave us ideas in her comment, and sent pictures afterwards to illustrate the ideas
thank you all ladies!
please send me an e-mail with your address and the bag of your preference, so I can send them out to you
something else that's going on here this week, has to do with a beautiful scarf...
more about that very soon !