I was a brief visitor at Ithaca Lace Days last weekend and gave in to the
temptation to buy a bolster pillow and the wooden cradle to hold
it. Saturday I attended a local fabric flea market to see what I could
find to make a carrier for it. I bought an upholstery fabric with a floral
design which looks like it would have been the height of fashion for 1970s
couches and chairs. I have a four metre length and a one metre length,
both the same, so I do not have to economize.
I have been brainstorming how to make the case and here are some thoughts
in scattered order:
- two handles made of the same upholstery fabric or the
extra-extra-thick ribbon that is like seat belt material;
- handles to begin underneath the cradle;
- a long zipper that goes up and across and down;
- or possibly two zippers that both come up from the bottom, zip across,
and meet in the top middle;
- Velcro could be a disaster for the lace being made
- lining (broadcloth in a coordinating colour) will be necessary to
prevent excessive fraying of the cut ends
- should it be made a bit large (to accommodate pins, divider pins and
bobbins) or snug fitting?
Has anyone designed and made such a carrier? I would be happy to learn
from your experiences. Pictures would be great.
Next time I come to Ithaca I hope to stay longer and take a class. We left
Ottawa Friday morning and it is about a 4-1/2 to 5 hour drive. In the
afternoon we had a nice time walking the Commons and then dining at the
Moosewood Restaurant. We headed back Saturday afternoon after the lecture
about OIDFA 2016; thanks Allie, very well done.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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