Leftover craft supplies are the bane of my existence. I stare at the open packages of clay, the unwound spools of thread, and the half cut pieces of paper and I want to simultaneously throw it all away and sit in a pile of it getting my craft on. I’m sure the Husband feels one of those ways as well.
In the interest of ridding myself of some old supplies, I busted out some wool roving and went to town on this modern roving throw pillow. I have a soft spot for the artist Joan Miro and this pillow reminded me of his work somehow.
- Wool Roving
- Embroidery floss
1. Grab pieces of your roving and position them on the pillowcase until you are happy with the final look. I went for modern/splotchy. That pretty much describes my daily aesthetic.
2. Thread a length of thread (18-24 inches) through the needle and knot off one end.
3. Starting with one shape, stitch the wool to the pillowcase. Use big, fun stitches. Make patterns with the floss. Go crazy.
4. When one piece is stitched on, knot off the floss and start in on another piece of wool. Keep doing this until all your roving is tacked down.