I haven’t crafted in sometime which is a shame as it really does relax me. I think the reason why I’ve paused on my craftiness is that I was crafting with no purpose, resulting in creating pointless clutter. Now that I’m embracing the art of minimalism and conscious design, I find it hard to craft for the sake of it. However Wool and the Gang have made a craft kit that I’ve fully embraced, knit your own cushion kit! AND I am in need of some nice cushions so it’s a perfect craft project for my home decor.
What you get in the kit –
- 2 x 200g balls of WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool
- 1 x 40cm x 60cm rectangle of woven Billie Jean fabric (optional)
- 1 x Sewing needle
If you don’t have chunky 15mm knitting needles then you just need to select them on the site and they will add it to your order.
I can only usually knit rectangles with the standard knit stitch, so I thought that a cushion would be a relatively easy task (hmmm). But sometimes I like a challenge and to learn something new so I chose the reoccuring dream cushion with a herringbone knit. In all honesty I was pretty bad when I first attempted this fancy herringbone knit. I created holes and extra loops, who knows what I was doing! I ended up unraveling my work and starting again, this time carefully watching the video tutorials
Here’s the result! I’m so happy with it! Knitting this cushion was a perfect distraction from my constant use of the laptop and phone. I’m tempted to make another one but (to settle my new found minimalist paranoia) I can only do so once I’ve decided where the next cushion shall live.
What’s your latest crafty creation? If you fancy trying out on of these kits then visit woolandthegang.com for all of the info.
*This post was written in collaboration with Wool and the gang who kindly sent me the cushion kit. Thank you!
All images and words are my own. Photography © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house