Well I'm back....well not really we came home did laundry, repacked and turned around and went back to the cabin. The camping trip down the Oregon coast was terrific!!!! A good break but we had little time for crafts or painting as we moved around so much.
So now I am back at it....first up Macrame Owls. Now I remember these from when I was little only they were huge and hung on the wall...I like this tiny version better and you can wear it anywhere.
UPDATE: The original pattern is no longer available. Please access the large owl PATTERN HERE. Instead of starting on a stick pin your threads to a board but make sure you leave excess at the top to create you necklace from. Otherwise it is essentially the same pattern. Click on the photo above to see the setup.
Everyone wanted in on the act even Tika our cockatiel.
Rather than knot the entire necklace section I alternated beads with loops.
I added a simple loop over a bead closure and that's it.
If you choose to use crochet cotton like I did you need far less string then indicated in the pattern....cut down your lengths for the owl body by half and your necklace part by a third.
It is now my daughter's favorite. She is itching to make an owl but we will try something a little larger...stay tuned for that adventure.
see you soon