It had been a cool dark day and we'd driven across the island down to the far end. Even a flat waterlogged slip of sand in the sea lost many men and boys during the wars and on a rare slope of land a proud and lonely cenotaph stood tall, facing the empty lands where once the men would have worked the fields. The silence was overwhelming. We sat briefly and felt the chill. At the base, tucked behind wire netting so they would not blow away, a row of poppy wreathes.
Pine cones of colour
You will need:
A selection of cones
Yarns, threads, wools - any colour, plain or sparkly
Optional - additional plain cones and/or decorations
1. Choose cones that have nice open scales, it makes it easier to wind the yarn around the spaces.
2. Start at the top, loosely wrap your yarn between the scales as you wind the cone in your fingers tucking in the beginning the yarn as you work your way down.
3. Keep wrapping, make sure you don't pull tight - this means you would need far more yarn to fill the spaces between the scales and the softer finish make the cone look more cosy and warm :)
4. When you are satisfied with the depth of yarn wrapping around your cone - look at it from all angles, cut your yarn.
5. Tuck your cut end into the tighter scales at the base of the cone. This means you don't need to use any glue.
If you have been inspired by my tutorial,
could you be so kind to link back to my blog,
I would love to see how your pine cones of woolly goodness turned out :)
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