Tuunaritarinoiden Kevättalven Kranssi

Spring and Winter Kranssi of Tuna stories

We have been able to cooperate with the wonderful Heli of Tuunaritarino. Tentatively, Heli has promised to make us a recycling guide once a month. We get to start with a spring-winter wreath made of scraps. Yes, my fingers started to itch as soon as I got the instructions in my hands! This could easily be done with children too...
Find 3-4 of your favorite tricot fabrics and cut them into approx. 8 cm wide strips. You can define the length of the strips yourself, 15-30 cm long strips have been used in the instructions for the wreath. It is a bit difficult to determine the number of strips in advance, but you can always cut more if you notice that the amount made at first is not enough.
Arrange the strips in the color order you want on a flat surface, e.g. a table, and fasten the pieces to each other with bobby pins. Needlework is by no means mandatory, it's quite easy to sew a leotard even with your free hand. In this work, the accuracy is not quite right.
Sew the pieces together with right sides facing each other so that you get a long strip of fabric.
Fold the strip in half lengthwise so that the wrong side of the fabrics remains on the inside. Sew about 20 cm at a time so that you get a closed "butt". Always fill the box with wadding as much as you have sewn. Then you sew the new 20 cm and fill it. The same thing continues until the end of the long strip of fabric. Filling out can be a little challenging. The tricot stretches and fluffs in every direction, and the filling sticks to the edges. I personally used a long-handled and thin kitchen utensil to help with the filling, with which I could push the filling all the way to the end of the pot. It is not necessarily worth buying the filling directly from the store; check if you have worn out pillows in your home that have already seen their best days and that time has passed. If you were going to update the new pillows from the store anyway, you can very well use the insides of the old pillow as a filling in some new craft, such as this wreath.
When you have sewn and filled the three blocks, sew the other end of the blocks together: Place the ends on top of each other and sew together with a sewing machine. Now you can start ironing. When plaiting, make sure that the seam point of the staves always remains on the underside, and does not roll over to the front of the wreath.
Make a wreath base. You can use a ready-made ring or twist a ring of the size you like from strong iron wire. The example wreath uses a ring twisted from iron wire with a diameter of about 24 cm.
Neat the thread ends from the wrong side of the braid and measure the braid to the appropriate length, i.e. so that it goes around the ring. Also sew the strips at the end of the braid together, i.e. close the braid. Connect the ends of the braid and sew the braid into a circle.
With a needle and strong thread, sew the base of the wreath to the plait circle. A few stitches with a strong thread are enough.
Attach the hanging strip to the back of the iron wire ring. Decorate the wreath the way you like. The example wreath uses an old lace scarf, crocheted flowers and leaves, and pearls as decorations. All the decorations are sewn on, but you can get the same result with hot glue.
Thanks to Heli for the wonderful instructions. It would be wonderful to see a lot of wreaths made by you!

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Please note that @tuunaritarinoin's crafting and crafting instructions are intended for private use only. If you want to use the instructions for commercial purposes, please contact @tuunaritarinoiden Heli via Instagram, for example.

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