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We adore today’s guest, Lindsay from The Cottage Home. Not only is she one of the most talented sewists we know (can’t wait for her book to come out in October!), but she is truly such a genuine friend as well. And she’s sharing a rainbow tutorial for Color Your Summer today!
Hi, I’m Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I’m so excited to be back again sharing a project for Color Your Summer. This is one of my favorite series as I am a big fan of color in my sewing in crafting and Kirstin and Delia always do such an incredible job with this series. Usually you can find me sewing over on my blog, but for some reason all my beads and buttons were just begging to be used to create a craft project.
I have been sewing a lot lately and I mean a lot and I needed a little break from my sewing machine. Sometimes in order to get my sewing creativity back, I have to break away and create in a different medium and this project was just what I needed. I live in Chicago and we have very dark and cloudy winters. I wanted to create a piece of artwork for my studio that would bring a little summer rainbow in during those snowy, winter months. And so that’s how I came up with the Rainbow Thread Button and Bead Art.
Since I love sewing, I decided to use buttons and beads to create a rainbow thread spool, but you really can use this tutorial as a jumping off point to create any shape you would like. You could do an actual rainbow, butterfly or flower maybe for your child’s room or you could use all one color and do a family monogram………there are so many options and it’s up to you to get creative and create a one-of-kind piece of art that has meaning for you.
Lindsay! This is so pretty and I love love the thread spool. Thanks for joining us for CYS!
Delia, isn’t it great? I need one for above my sewing table! 🙂
This is adorable. What a great use for leftovers or for that odd jar of hand-me-down buttons!
I thought the same thing- I have quite the button collection and this is such a great use for them! 🙂
Dana Nichols says
A.dor.able!! Love the rainbow colors!
Me too Dana!!!
Becky PS says
Fantastic! I think I may do several – each with a single color in various shades!
Love that idea Becky!
Anna Lin says
Brilliant idea! The colors are perfect & I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing with us.
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