10 Creative gebruikt voor uw stalen

door Kathryn op Juni 2, 2011 · 3 reacties

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Afbeelding via DorisChanCrochet


Als je goed bent over het controleren van de meter voordat u aan een patroon (of als u iemand bent die je eigen haak patronen ontwerpt) dan moet je eindigen met een flink aantal gehaakte stoffenmonsters. Sommige mensen kikker ze en gebruik het garen in het stuk dat ze swatched voor. Echter, andere mensen die bewaren haak stalen. Als je valt in de laatste categorie, hier zijn tien creatieve dingen die je kunt doen met die afgewerkte gehaakte stalen:

  1. Zet ze samen in een deken. Als al uw haak stalen zijn ongeveer dezelfde grootte en je genoeg van hen hebben dan kun je ze samenvoegen om een ​​deken te maken. Rondes Voeg rond elk van hen om ze even groot te maken, leg ze op een manier die is een lust voor het oog en bij hen voegen. You can also join squares together to make rugs depending on the type of yarn you typically swatch with.
  2. Frame and hang them. You can take individual crochet swatches and frame them to create beautiful works of art. This works best if you have swatches in thread and lightweight yarn as opposed to thicker yarn because then you can use traditional picture frames with glass over the swatches. Echter, you can remove the glass and use just the frame for thicker yarn / bulkier swatches. Hang groups of these together to create a colorful art vignette on your walls.
  3. Hang them unframed in a row to create decorative trim around the room. Space the swatches evenly and hang them across an entire wall or around the border of the room for a great effect.
  4. Use as coasters. Swatches are often the perfect size to just leave out in a stack on a coffee table to be used as coasters during a party. Best if the swatches are made from washable yarn of course.
  5. Make yourself a fabric scrapbook. This is great because it gives you something to remind you of all of the different projects that you have made over the years even though you might have sold or given away many of the original crochet items. You can do a scrapbook of just the swatches alone or you could do a page for each project that includes the swatch, a photo of the finished item and some details on the pattern you used.
  6. Sew them on to other items as appliques. A single swatch or several small swatches can be sewn on to a pillow, a bag or a dress to add some color and texture to the item. I think this is a great use of extra swatches!
  7. Donate them as crocheted squares. There are always projects going on that accept crocheted squares as donations for items that eventually get turned into full afghans. You may need to add to or adapt your squares for some projects. Bij voorbeeld, Sweet Dream Blankies accepts worsted weight acrylic 12squares so you may be able to join a couple of existing squares that you have together to make a viable donation to them. Search around and see where your donation can count.
  8. Turn them in to pin cushions. I don’t use pin cushions myself but I know that a lot of people like them and even collect them. You can take two swatches of approximately the same size, stuff them with yarn scraps or other stuffing, sew them together (put them back to back and crochet whipstitch the edges as one way), and you’ve got pincushions.
  9. Sponge paint with them. Dip them in paint and use them to sponge paint canvas, walls and more. This idea via Praten Haak.
  10. Use them in a mixed media art project. Get creative and have fun with it! Check out the cool creative swatch art that was posted previously at Haak door Faye.

What do you do with your swatches?

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  1. [...] 10 Creative Uses for your Swatches – I always swatch, but I’m too thrifty to keep the swatches as I always unravel them and reuse the yarn for the project. With these great ideas, Ik zou meer in de verleiding om mijn stalen in de toekomst te houden! [...]

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