Saturday, August 27, 2016

Just for fun

So... I needed a portable project to take on a hiking trip in Vermont, I don't need yet another pair of socks AND I have a small stash of embroidery floss-- the trip is over now but I'm still having a ton of fun making these:

I remember making friendship bracelets way back in the day, but my memory of HOW to make them was fuzzy. This helped me re-learn. Getting the knot tension right took a little practice, and then I had to figure out how to join the ends for wearing. I don't really need to prove undying loyalty to myself-- that's the point of friendship bracelets, right?-- so I wanted an adjustable closure. Here is what I came up with:

I'm rather pleased with the result-- instructions for the macrame sliding knot are here.

These remind me that I make things because it's fun-- maybe not just for fun, but joy and play are essential! I think I lose track of that when I become too product-focused. These bracelets are the perfect little canvas to have FUN with color and pattern. I have a limited selection of colors but I keep finding new ways to combine them:

Pretty soon I'll have an armload-- or perhaps I'll share with my BFFs?

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