DIY projects

Four projects with yarn

Spin a fine yarn with these four projects using tried-and-trusty yarn, reinterpreted for today

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1. Wall hanging

Cut yarn into 2-metre lengths. Fold the yarn in half and loop onto a metal ring by passing the free ends through the looped end. Repeat the process until you have the desired amount of yarn. Trim the yarn into a desired shape, then lay the hanging flat and spray paint the bottom edge.

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2. Threaded canvases

Measure and mark the centre of the canvas and outline the desired shape in pencil so it is centred. Using a large sewing needle, sew yarn into the desired shape by following the outline.

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3. Kokedama

Start with a well-established succulent and gently extract it from the soil, leaving roots intact. Grab handfuls of damp sphagnum moss and firmly compress around the roots of the succulent to form a ball. Wrap fishing line around the ball to hold everything in place. Add more moss for a larger ball. Finish by wrapping it in yarn and suspend off the ground if desired. Water weekly to keep the moss damp.

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4. Decorated arrows

Decorate lengths of dowel by winding them with thin yarn in different colours. Glue ends to wood. Cut a feather in half and attach to either side of wood. Sharpen the end with a pencil sharpener.

Photography by: Melanie Jenkins @ Flash Studios. Created by: Sam Smith.

Credits: Concrete stool from Thread Design; glass vase and white table from Shut The Front Door; frosted votive and plant from Indie Home Collective; concrete planter and plant from The Botanist; bowl, cups and plate all stylist’s own.

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