Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Rouleau

1st April 2014

Happy April and it has been a lovely sunny day here so did a little tidy in the garden then had the urge to try out Rouleau!

I had never heard the word Rouleau before this course.

A strip of fabric is stitched then turned inside out, sounds quite easy but in fact was quite fiddly!!

I used some of my dyed muslin and should have made a wider 'channel' for turning.....

  ...chosen fabric...


...strips cut....


....stitched....


...turning inside out proved quite tricky with this fabric as the knitting needle I used kept poking through the fabric.....

...there should be a photo of the Rouleau here but I forgot to take it!

Rouleau is often used for a button/toggle loop but Anne suggested we think of another way to use it....



....I should have spaced the 'petals' more evenly, this might look good in the centre of a cushion but for the moment it is going in my Unit 6 book, actually I might put it on the cover!

Another learning curve, next time I will make the channel wider and use a cotton fabric with a close weave.