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Seasonal Wreath Made With Vintage Merino Roving

February 1, 2019

You know when you’re walking and you think to yourself, “I should make a [insert thing here]!” and then you get home and proceed to pull out every craft supply/utensil you own, staring at it on the floor until you come up with The Thing?

Mhm, well, that’s how this happened. I was walking home one evening in December and I thought something approximating a wreath would be a nice seasonal addition to my apartment. I picked up some wire from Home Depot to make the wreath shape and used some vintage merino roving and yarn I had in my stash (do we consider 70s/80s vintage?) to create… this. I crocheted the yarn and knotted the roving.

I’m happy with how it turned out! It’s not “omg inspiration embodied”, but it was a fun first run at a concept and I’ve enjoyed having it in my kitchen. I tend to write notes/quotes on a cue card and pop them inside, just as a daily reminder to myself.

I think I’ll keep this up as a seasonal project—making a wreath with materials that speak to me and the season at the time. I’m looking forward to experimenting with more materials, techniques, and textures. I’ve also had a few people ask about buying these, so this just may be the year I finally conquer my fear of selling my work and open an Etsy store! :)

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