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Step One Gather Materials.
Prepare your fibre materials. Rope: Lay it flat to form the shape of a rainbow prior to cutting to avoid waste. Once you have your shape, cut into x5 pieces. We will use the following lengths from outside to inside curve in our rainbow.
64cm – 56cm – 48cm – 40cm – 34cm
Thick Yarn: I have chosen to use five different colours for a fun effect. This yarn will wrap around you rope to create a textured effect. We will use the following lengths from outside to inside curve in our rainbow.
14m – 13m – 12m – 11m – 10m
You can use any yarn here, if it is thinner than shown you will need to add additional length, if doing so, its advised to work straight from the ball and not snip your lengths. I have used a fun Cotton Frizz ribbon in natural to add fun texture, interest and articulation to this rainbow. Have fun, experiment with your yarn collection or visit a thrift shop to see what treasures you can find!
Large Curve -to- Small Curve
Step Three: Attaching Yarn to Rope
You may be able to slightly see your initial overhand knot and the snipped tail; this is the back of your piece and will not be on display.
Sewing your curves together
Ensure that you are working on the back of your piece Take your small curved needle and a length of cotton thread; you will sew every rainbow to its neighbour. Ensure your tension is tight, we wish for the curves to be as close as can be to each other. If you do not have a curved needle a regular one will be fine, however a curved one works magic here.
Step Five Finishing your Rainbow
Take your comb and brush out the unwrapped 20mm rope that is at the bottom of your rainbow. The fluffier the better! Snip to suit your desired look.
If you wish, sew a small split ring at the back of your rainbow to hang.
And that’s it!What a beautiful creation you've crafted. What colour will you do next!?
I have many step-by-step patterns and a large variety of fibre supplies available on my website if you wish to explore fibre arts more. Happy Making,Brydie
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