January 14, 2021

Looky!!!...

Brynwood Needleworks - Cotton and Wood Bead Popcorn Garland

It's been overcast and cloudy over the farmhouse for almost two weeks. Because I really love daylight photography, it's been a bit of an inconvenience getting good shots. The light is too "flat" to make for nice images, so I decided to try something a little more "artsy".
 
I pulled out the crocheted popcorn pieces and my 16mm wooden beads and set about stringing my first garland. I decided that I not only wanted strength, but also wanted the garland to have some stability, so I threaded my large needle with a single strand of dental floss and then paired it with the white yarn to feed my elements. I want to get the most out of my wooden beads, to I'm stringing one bead for every two popcorn pieces. I had enough pieces done to string about six feet of garland!

I know that my photo only gives a tease of what the garland looks like, but as soon as I get some good light, I'll do a little photo shoot of the garland as it might be used. I admit, I really love how it looks! I'm out of popcorn "morsels" now, so I'm going to have to make more to continue. I'll be getting right after it!

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8 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful Donna! Added encouragement for me to get started on mine. Just have to order the beads. (btw - I think your choice of the larger beads was perfect).

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    1. Hi MA:
      I'm not in any hurry to get these done right away. I have all year to play with these. I think the called-for beads were way too small. I love the larger ones, too.
      Get your yarn, a hook and basket. You can make one or two here and there, and before you know it, you'll have enough for a garden. BTW-There were 70 popcorns (2 popcorns, 1 bead, repeat) to make my 6' garland.
      xoxo
      Donna

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    2. Thank you for the details about the length you got to make 6' - good information to know. Heavens, one wouldn't want to make TOO many popcorns!!

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  2. Your “Popcorn” garland with red beads looks fantastic. Winter is here for a while. No rain or moisture here and 2020 was the driest year yet for Southern Utah. Happy crocheting.

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    1. Hi Sherry:
      So great to hear from you. I hope you're doing okay. We've had a crazy winter so far. I'm not complaining too much, because January's been pretty mild. I think that's going to change in the next few days. We'll see. I hope you get the rain you need, my dear. You don't need the same dry consequences you had in California!
      Big hugs, dear friend.TTYS
      xoxo
      Donna

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  3. You're making it very difficult for me to resist making popcorn. I don't need anything new to work on, but one or two a day can't hurt, right??

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Blessings, Donna