Todays post has lots of photos. I took some time in my studio today to get crafty. I had a lot of requests for instructions on how I made the twine spiral that I made for last weeks Papertrey Blog Hop. I decided to combine instructions along with a card for this weeks RetroSketch #4 using the same technique. The tutorial is after my RetroSketch card.
Twine Spiral Tutorial
Here are my instructions for creating the twine spiral seen HERE and on the Retro Sketches card above. I by no means take credit for inventing this technique, these are the steps I was taught years ago using wool. You can click on any picture for a larger image.
You need twine and a starburst or pinked edge die and twine. Die cut a starburst mine is 1 3/4".
Start by taping the end of your twine on to the back of your spiral. I just use scotch tape.
Wrap the twine around the front and slip it in a notch between two of the points and then count 10 spaces to your left and wrap the twine through the notch between 10 and 11 towards the back.
Wrap the twine back to the front and put it the notch to the right of where you started, see below. Again wrap it up and in the notch to the left of your first pass.
Wrap back to the front and repeat the pattern of one to the right at the bottom and one to the left at the top.
Continue to do this until you have wrapped the entire die cut. See below. If you like you can continue around a second time to create a fuller and thicker twine wrapped die cut.
Leave enough to wrap behind, cut the twine and secure the other end with tape.
I don't have large spools of twine but I have different colours ranging from 5 yards to 25 yards. I wrap all my twine around a die cut tag. I cut an angled slit in the top right of my tag and I tuck the end in there. Makes for easier storage and easier to use.
That's it, embellish as you wish and enjoy.
Patterned papers: Twitterpated (Imaginisce)
Stamps: Flower Fusion #6
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Tag Sale #5 (PTI), Banner Borders
other: foam dots, button, Twine (The Twinery), ribbon