Where do you stuff your yarn?
Up until recently I used to shove the yarn I was working with in my bra if I was hooking while the children were around. You see they have this game that they both think is so hilarious – it involves ambushing me and then throwing the ball of yarn that I am working with across the room or in some instances running off into a far away corner of the house. Hmpf. The bra solution was working pretty well… but not necessarily comfortable, or aesthetically pleasing.
And here it is… my very own wool keeper – inspired by the very one that Christina’s Great-Grandmother had made way back when:
I enjoyed the entire process of making this wool keeper. The stitches and the stamping – there was something very magical and wonderful about it all. I used a beautiful linen which added to the sense of whimsy this project had for me.
Christina’s Great-Grandmother had used feather stitch as a border on her wool keeper – but I decided to line mine instead. Inspired by the flower motif I made a lino cut and printed the fabric for the lining.
Dreamy. I love using it. Hanging my little keeper on my wrist as I hook. The connection it has with a woman I’ve never met or ever will. A woman who when she stitched her wool keeper could not have imagined a time when a woman on the other side of the continent would see it ‘online’ and be inspired to make her own a hundred years later.