de 4 strimler skulle blive til. De skulle sys sammen (maaaaange steder. Faktisk over det hele!), hvilket der gik en aften med til et naturprogram om Sydamerikas jungle. Om natten. Ret spændende, faktisk!
Bagefter skulle det hele filtes.
Since the gift has been given, I can show you , what the 4 strips were for. They all needed to be sewed together (in lots of places. Actually all sides were sewn!), which I spent an evening doing while watching a nature-show on the jungle of South America. During the night. Quite interesting!
Afterwards, it needed felting.
When the felting was right, it was stuffed with 7 IKEA-pillows (they are 20x20"), the opening was sewn and the pillow pressed in shape, sort of, by sewing buttons on both sides. I bought a mighty long needle in a craft-shop - they were called doll's needles, funnily enough! - and this was pretty easy. Afterwards it dried for a few days.
Resultatet er blevet utroligt meget flottere end jeg forestillede mig, da jeg så strimlerne! Den er sådan tilpas i størrelsen og synker ikke for meget sammen ved brug. Opskriften er fra et Sandnes-hæfte, nr. 32 om "toving". Jeg har strikket i tyndere garn, så puden er mindre.
The pillow is for my long-time friend who bought a summer house and would like some floor pillows, I was told. And that is what she got.
The result is much better than I imagined when looking at the strips! It has the right size and doesn't sink to much when used. The pattern is from a pattern-book by Sandnes, called number 32, "toving". Since I used thinner yarn, the pillow is smaller.