Monday, April 4, 2011

Rosettes and Hot Glue

I love rosettes, but my hands are often very stiff and working on something so small with a needle and thread is out of the question most days. Rather than wait for a day where my fingers could handle the needle and thread, I decided to fall back on hot glue and you now what? It works great and you can't even tell.
I cut my 1 yard length into 1.5 inches wide.
Then grabbed the end of the fabric and started twisting.
When you have a small twist, tie a knot at the end of your fabric. Then wrap the rest of the fabric around the knot, twisting it as you go. Every half rotation of the circle or so, add a dab of hot glue.
Wrap until you run out of length. Then you have a beautiful rosette that didn't take as much toll on the fingers.
Maybe next I will show you what I did with my rosettes. :)


Megan Harmeyer said...

What a neat idea! I need more hours in a day...too many cool things to do that I don't get time to do.

Brandy@YDK said...

i like the hot glue variety - i used it for my picture frame.