Wednesday, June 8, 2011

50 Ways to use Fiber

Fiber is fun to use on a layout and there are so many creative things that you can do with it. A great place to get fiber (or yarn) is Big Lots. They have some pretty yarn that's not terribly expensive and if you and your scrappin buddies get together and buy a few colors each, you can then divide it up for a stash that will last you F O R E V E R! Trust me I know as I'm still using fibers from a swap I did a gazillion years ago! ha!


50 Ways to use Fiber

1. Map out your vacation route with fibre threaded through eyelets.
2. Use as laces on paper pieced-shoes.
3. Make a frame around a matted photo or journal box.
4. Tie through the hole of a tag.
5. Use in a sports scene as a basketball hoop, soccer net or fishing
6. Create grass or trees.
7. Spell out a title using fibres to stitch out the letters.
8. Wrap around a border, nugget, tag or corner accent several times.
9. Make hair or other features on paper dolls.
10. Use as a string for balloon diecuts or eyelets.
11. Tie lassos for western pages.
12. Create seaweed on an ocean or vacation page.
13. Attach a tail to a kite.
14. Build a mountain/water outline.
15. Use a rope for a tug of war scene.
16 Fringe on animals.
17. Wrap fibres around letters.
18. Create a shadow for die cut letters.
19. Use fibres to tie 2 or more elements together.
20. Weave through mesh.
21. Create bows.
22. Scarf on a paper pieced snowman.
23. Attach to a brad and use it as a yoyo.
24. Fibre piecing.
25. Used to stitch pieces together to form a pocket.
26. As embroidery stitching.
27. Attach tire (swing) to tree.
28. Wrapping presents.
29. Crossing corners of a photo mat or journal box.
30. Clothesline for hanging mittens with wooden clothespins.
31. Stitching a template design.
32. Thread punchies on fibre and create a bracelet around a
33. Down the length of the page, photomat or journal box as a
35. To hang/attach buttons or charms.
36. Used to hang signs or metal rimmed tags from buttons, brad and
37 Decorations on a Christmas Tree.
38. Decorations on an Easter Egg.
39. Create a spider web.
40. Lacing 2 pieces together.
41. Ends of a hammock.
42. Wind fibres tightly to form the centre of a flower or leaves.
43. To knit or crochet page accents.
44. As a blanket stitch around a border, or mat.
45. Tassels.
46. Braiding the fibres together to create borders, page breaks etc.
47. As needlepoint stitches on your page elements.
48. Hanging header letter squares or mini tags.
49. Enhancing die cuts
50. Accent on Serendipity Squares.

1 comment:

  1. I am really enjoying your 'multiple ways to use...' postings. It is really great and quite an inspiration! TFS