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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Still teaching this old dog new tricks....


Searching around the internet for inspiration and ideas and ran across this vintage pattern. 

Its a cute little hat and I'm even considering making it...but the thing that caught my eye was the first instruction:

1. Wind the thread ten times around a large lead-pencil, slip off and fill closely with doubles, 24 in all, join.

What a great way to start a circle!! I have never seen this before. It would give it a little thicker foundation for your motif. I'm definitely going to try this.

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