There have been lots of lovely comments about my
snippet rolls - the ones I made for Linda, Margaret, Nathalie and Patty,
so I thought I'd share with you how to make your very own.
Do you remember these?
well you'll need some cotton reels. I soaked these ones in some walnut ink, but you
can use coffee or tea to dye them.
And you will need some scraps of fabric. Do you remember when I dyed this and
rubbed it around the concrete to age it?
Measure out how long you want your snippet rolls to be and tear fabric into lengths.
I had to cut the lace, but I rubbed the ends to fray them slightly.
Start layering the fabrics. When you have 2 or 3 layers, start layering
snippets of anything you may have.
I used postage stamps, bits of paper, photos, text from books, anything!
Then when you have all your snippets in place lay a piece of organza
ribbon over top, making sure it hangs just a little longer than your fabric pieces.
Then pin all the layers together and take it to the sewing machine and stitch down the length of it.
I sewed a vine with leaves.
However you choose to sew it, make sure you catch all the snippets under
Then I attached the top end of the ribbon to the cotton reel with a furniture tack
which is small tack with a pretty head.
Just roll it up and thread a ribbon through the cotton reel and tie it up.
These would be great to make with a theme,
Valentines Day with lots of little love snippets.
What different ideas can you think of for snippet rolls?