Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Wonderful World of Wope


Ok, What is Wope. Simply put its "Woolen Rope". This Super Chunky fun yarn is great to knit and crochet with, but its actually more fun to coil. I made this daisy (trivet) hot mat for my kitchen. Coiling is so easy. Just take a needle and thread, wind the "Wope"around on itself, sewing as you go. It only took an hour and very little "Wope" to make this fun project. Make it bigger for a wall hanging or table runner. Or go crazy and make a rug! I've also made jewlery and a lunch pod......my next project is to dig out my 60's macrame books and make a "Wope" hammock for my potaoes, I'll keep you posted on how that goes. Check out Living Crafts winter 2012 Magazine, for Fiona Duthies "Wope" coiled pot, oh so cute. http://www.livingcrafts.com/blog/
Coil "Wope" sewing each round as you go. Start with center of daisy.
Add petals of Daisy by simply coiling petal shape extending out from center, sewing as you go. Keep going around and around until you have built up the daisy shape
This is what your daisy will look like after you have done 5 rounds. I added a small green leaf at the end
I then added a green stem by simply sewing the "Wope" in a loop upon itself. How wonderful would it be to have three or four of these to place together for a large hot mat, or use separately for smaller pots. Oh so fun! 

Welcome to Pollika's blog

Lesley & Tina are proud to be the North American distributors for Yarnundyed, Knitglobal Yarn, Swiss designed high quality handmade shawl pins, De Witte Engel felt products and Dutch manufactured buttons. Our luxurious natural fibers and highest quality accessories are beautiful to work with and create artful treasured legacies. We share stories and pictures of projects we created and experiences we have with are so beloved products!

We always love to hear form you! info@pollika.com

About Us

My Photo
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Imagine a day at work where you surround yourself with unique Swiss designed shawl pins, gorgeous buttons created in Holland, oh so precious yarns from the UK, and fabulous high quality felt and felting accessories, plus wonderfully, eclectic, full of life and spirit fibre artists. Knitting, felting and crochet it happens all in Pollika’s world. Just so you know English is my second language, here and there my fast thinking brain cells get confused and infected with my first language: Dutch. So, most posts are going to be written in ‘Denglish’. The will be accompanied by Lesley’s photography talent, that likes me to believe they will be clear, inspiring and bring a smile to your face! We welcome your comments! Tina