Hi everybody! Happy January! I've been absent lately, but was recently snowed in for a week so I've got a lot to share, starting with this squishy knot pillow.
Like everyone these days, I'm on Pinterest. Except I got an account mid-2010 when it wasn't all crock pot recipes and bunting (crock pot recipes & bunting have their fans, they just aren't me). I could rant much longer, but will refrain. Anyway, not too long ago I came upon this gem:
|design-milk via pinterest|
The link says it's from Design Milk, but I can't for the life of me get it to work! I can't get onto Design Milk in general! If I were more tech savvy, I might have looked into the problem more but thought I could give it a go just from this photo. (And also put together a short how-to.)
EDIT: I've removed the how-to photos out of respect for the artist Ragnheiður Ösp who created the amazing original pillow, and sells them here. She makes other super cool variations as well! If I was aware that she sold them, I would have certainly waited for another post to do my first tutorial. Undermining someone's creative pursuits has never been the intention of this little blog and I do not take it lightly!
I already had the fabric needed, scraps from a local clothing company called Texture that sells/gives away the extra fabric after cutting that most companies would just toss. They also sell their organic/sustainable clothing and yardage online. I LOVE these fabrics! I also love that they helped make this project quite cost effective and mostly recycled!
Before I tied the pillow together, I tried the pieces on around my neck and felt a little like this lady for a minute.
Here is the knot I followed, the Celtic Knot. There are all sorts of other knots to try with all sorts of mediums, so get creative!