I Love to Create: Fabric Covered Light Switch Plates
When I was 19, my friend Emma and I decoupaged a few dozen light switch plates with paper, vintage toy & lingerie catalogues, and comic book images. Our plan was to sell them although, I can’t recall where we would’ve done so back then (this was long before days of Etsy). I was thinking about that project the other day as I looked at the dingy switch plates in my house–all sad looking from time and wear–and thought about how I could apply that same technique, to my current home’s aesthetic. In my efforts to reuse and recreate, I’m also always looking for projects using my beloved fabric scraps–not wanting to waste even a square of some of my favorite prints. This week on I Love to Create, I combine that nostalgic technique with those old switch plates and left-over textile pieces for a home-decor mini-makeover that’s both quick and cost effective!
Got a ticket to the virtual Vogue Knitting Live marketplace for tomorrow? Then you can join me for a free, 1-hour workshop!
See below for details!
Sometimes something as simple as a vintage stitch pattern can change the lense through which we see our yarn stash. In this quickie meet-up, I’ll talk about matching up same weight, but perhaps unlikely pairs of yarn (think marled and solilds, silky & nubby, etc.). She'll then demonstrate the Jaquard Stitch to create unique, woven-looking fabrics. You'll leave the session inspired to dive into your stash to play, and with a coupon code for a free, Jaquard stitch pillow pattern!
Oh, and it's YarnYAY!'s 3rd anniversary, and since Vickie loves giving presents, the session will wrap with a few giveaways!
11amET. Link provided to marketplace participants.
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Something serendipitous happened when putting together May’s YarnYAY! box. I was presented with two, beautiful yarns that I probably wouldn’t have considered pairing with each other, until I discovered some Jacquard stitch pattern magic that created the unique and gorgeous, woven-looking fabric used to make this month’s knit, zippered bag.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗮 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝘀 𝗗𝗞 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗙𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝗴 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝘅.
Want to make something for the home, instead? Check out the Cheers Pillow!
Scroll to see all of the things!
𝗚𝗼 𝘁𝗼 @𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽, 𝗼𝗿 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺. ✌🏻
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Can’t stop; won’t stop with these washable paper caddies! We sell larger rose gold and silver versions in the shop, but this beauty comes in the May YarnYAY! Box.
We’re getting reaaally low on May box stock, which celebrates our 3rd anniversary. Get one while they last. Oh, and every subscriber is automatically entered to win one of three prizes (up to $300 in value!)
𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗻 @𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗲, 𝗼𝗿 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺! #yarnyay...