Valentine String Heart Tutorial

Today I have been working on these Valentine string hearts. We all went and sat outside with our chickens on the cool grass, craft materials in tow, our tea and a sliced mango to eat, the boys rode their bikes, the girls and I sat and spoke about many different things…  I feel very fortunate that we can enjoy our outside time in the warm South African sunshine and that autumn is still a little while away, this definately helps the creativity to flow…

I wanted to create something quite colourful, I love rainbows, so I decided on this rainbow string Valentine heart.


 Photo taken by Caiden…

Always a curious chicken nearby…
Materials:
Wire
Pliers
Rainbow yarn
Wool sewing needle
Scissors

Fold a piece of metal into a heart shape.

I used my yarn that I dyed at a recent dyeing workshop, I really appreciate the vibrance of the colours…

First I tied on the lighter rainbow yarn to form a warp of sorts…

The warp…

I then tied on the bright rainbow yarn and started weaving in and out of the lighter yarn…

Until I had woven this…

Tomorrow we will all make more hearts with different variations…
Happy Tuesday:) xo

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14 Responses to Valentine String Heart Tutorial

  1. Rachel February 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    I just love that yarn!! The colors make me very happy.

  2. softearthart February 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Just loving it, cheers Marie

  3. Stephanie K. February 9, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    I loved picturing you sitting on the cool grass…my kids had fun sliding icicles out the second story window down the tin roof of our summer kitchen today…so your post brought a bit of summer to the depths of our Canadian winter! Our chickens are busy pecking the ice off their water…your pictures remind me that yes, spring will come, and with it, free range hens and green!! Beautiful hearts, too!

  4. Vickie February 9, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    That is so pretty!I love the colors.

  5. melly~ February 9, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    lovey, love, love your blog! how sweet are these little hearts? you have inspired me.

    stumbled on your rav design page today. you’re about to spread like wildfire, sister.

  6. goldenbird February 9, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    I love it! The heart is so pretty and bright. How do you come up with these great ideas?

  7. sminiatures February 9, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Sounds nice and cozy, love the hearts will have to try it.

  8. Earth Mama February 9, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    LOVe that yarn. The colors and the way it is woven reminds me of the game kerplunk I had as a kid. How nice it looks to sit outside in the garden with your chickens and craft!

    :)Lisa

  9. Rachael February 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Wow i love this!!! It has cheared up my day, its so pretty and colourful. Just a shame i have no wires *eyes up coat hanger* ha ha.

  10. valarie February 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Your chicken is so very cute. What a great way to use the sock yarn stash and so easy to make as well. Thanks so much Linda.

  11. renee ~ heirloom seasons February 10, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    That is so sweet, I like the idea of using the wire frame with simple yarn. And such a pretty picture of you beside the garden bed!
    (I think I should spend some time imagining I’m in that beautiful photograph on your header…)
    xoxo

  12. Redbeet Mama February 11, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    You are so beautiful in pink!

    Nicole

  13. Stephanie February 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    oooh, I love this! We created wire ones with buttons the other day, but I love the string! Great idea.

  14. K February 13, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Loved the yarn. Loved the green grass. Loved the chicken and the idea and the finished heart. But most of all, loved the picture of working Linda – shot very well, I might add, by Caiden.

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