Friday, 6 December 2013

Caterpillar Binding

I have struggled a bit with this binding and still have not mastered making a curvy caterpillar.  Maybe a task for over Christmas when I need a break from the DIY jobs in the house.

Top Caterpillar was my 2nd attempt

A closer view

Practice 1 and 2
My second practice attempt led me to believe it was probably better not to follow the instructions too precisely.  Instead of wrapping the threads as I went, I found it easier to make the legs and then go back and wrap the body.  I wrapped the top caterpillar on my book cover with chenille thread which gave him a furry look.  He has also got bead eyes and gold thread wrapped around his body to add some sparkle.

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