While away a winter evening by using wool oddments and remnants to make country-style heart decorations, a tactile addition to table settings.
Begin by cutting heart shapes from a sheet of thick card – our hearts measured about 5cm across. Next, start winding wool around the heart shape, taking care to catch the end as you wind the wool to secure. Continue to wind the wool until the whole card is covered and you have achieved a generously padded look. Snip and tuck the wool end into the back of the decoration by pushing in with a bodkin.
If desired, you can add an extra element by winding a few more loops of wool in a contrasting colour around the decoration, tucking in the loose ends as before. We used the hearts to create napkin ties by stitching on to string with a sprig of rosemary.Tweet