One thing I noticed about the runway last and this season was how popular fringe was. Fashion runs 6 months to a year ahead of home decor, so I expect to see it popping up everywhere in the next few season. I also expect the phrase “Like a boss” tacked onto the end of every sentence. Watch for it, it’s coming.
I thought I would kick it off by making some fun yarn fringe pillows for the designer show-house. These are going to be a part of my bedroom turned “artist studio ” on the second floor.
I love making pillows so this was a no-brainer for me.
I love these, but those of you with cats and little kids might want to think about the “yarn factor”. If my kids were any younger, I would come downstairs one day and the fringe would either be completely braided or totally pulled off.
I really want to have fun with the space and make some unique decor accessories.
I started by picking some yarn based on one of my color swatches. I also picked yarn of various textures and diameters. I even picked some roving yarn for a more organic feel.
I used an already stuffed pillow because I figured it would be easier to see how I wanted my yarn to fall.
I started by stitching yarn straight across a few inches down form the top.
This is what I am going to hang my fringe on. I used a huge needle for my yarn.
After that, I cut pieces of my yarn to a length longer than the pillow,doubled up. You’ll see why later.
Pull the loop under the first bit of yarn you stitched on.
Then pull the tails up through the loop.
Then pull them taut enough to make a “fringe” but not so much to break the yarn.
After that I started randomly cutting and looping the yarn, picking and choosing by eye and filling in.
The thinner yarn I actually doubled twice. I felt like once was too skinny.
and I love how the roving yarn looks with the regular yarn.
Once I had all of my yarn in place, it looked a little like Cousin It. I carefully combed through it with my fingers to make sure all of the strands were straight.
Then I gave it a little trim on an angle.
What do you think? I kind of love this a lot.
I think it has a great organic feel and very casual.
And I adore the different textures of yarn even though some of them are the same color.
And I loved how easy of a project it was too. I think I had the first pillow finished in under 20 minutes, once I knew how I was going to do it the second one went even faster!
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