At the very start of the year, I had an urge to buy some chicken wire..
I then started to weave it into a sort of chimney shape (supposedly for the ill-fated machine embroidery group project on "chimneys", which has since been allowed to die quietly as nearly all of us ignored it and carried on doing other things ...)
I am pleased to announce that this morning I FINALLY had a bottoming out ceremony for my woven chimney - it had been sitting bottomless on the bookcase for about 6 months. I even added a bottom to a felted coiled chimney (and that one was started even longer ago, in July last year...)
I quite like them, but the chicken wire chimney is a bit squishy:
The turquoise one is a bit more robust, as the felt overlaps itself and there is a massive length of thick copper wire attached all the way around...that was interesting to sew, I can tell you. Nearly had an eye out...
Why this sudden burst of procrastination-busting finishings off? I'm exhibiting with the Wednesday Workshop group of the local Embroiderers' Guild branch, and it all kicks off on Thursday.
Losing the thread? It may be too late...