I’ve been wanting to make a wreath showcasing needlepoint threads for ages. I’ve just never known how to do it.
With this post from Craft Gossip, we see a wreath showing sewing threads. But it has given me the way forward to do one for needlepoint.
Here’s how to adapt it:
- Gather up packages of various threads. Skeins should be uncut and without labels. You will also want a fairly large number of spools and balls. You can choose ones in a simple color scheme or just pick random threads. Remember these threads cannot be used for stitching, so choose wisely or buy for this project.
- Add to your pile a few notions you want to add: magnets, tape measures, charms, buttons, etc.
- If you like add some finished needlepoint to the pile.
- Test plan your wreath by arranging the stuff you have on the floor, skeins on bottom, spools and balls on top, notion spread around. Your skein can be rolled in a circle, wrapped on the edge of the wreath, or lay flat.
- Make three piles of your final choices: skeins, spools and balls, fillers.
- Starting with the skeins hot glue the different threads on. Keep the hot glue on the bottom of all threads so it does not show. Place the skeins first, then the spools and balls. Look at the wreath at this point.
- Add the fillers and notions, once again using hot glue. Decide if you want to include any finished needlepoint.
- If you will be using finished needlepoint use floral pins, pins or even sewing to add them to the wreath.
- Put a hanger on the back, hang it up and enjoy!