Autumn Conker Webs

How fabulous are these?!? Thank you to Wool’n'Wonder for the following tutorial

I’m sure like us at Wool’n’Wonder (http://eco-create.co.uk/shop/wool-n-wonder.html ), you fellow eco-creators will never throw those little scraps of wool away. This is a fun way for all the family to make something beautiful out of them.

First go out on a delightful autumn walk to play in the fallen leaves and find a conker tree.

Select your conkers.

Using an awl or large needle, make 8 to 12 holes around the edge of the conker.

Into these holes insert cocktail sticks or, if you want a large web, barbecue skewers.

The outside ends can be rounded off easily with a pair of scissors.

Choose some colourful wool oddments or metallic thread for a true spider web.

Tie the end of your wool to one of the sticks next to the conker. Wrap your wool once around each stick (over the top, then wrapping it under and on to the next one).

Continue for as many rounds as you like. Keep your rounds tight against each other for a solid colourful web, or space each round further apart for a spider web.

If you wish to change colour, just tie your next thread to the current one at the back of a stick and continue in the new colour.

When your sticks are nearly full, tie off your wool and leave a loop if you wish to hang it up.

About Kirstie Adamson

Kirstie Adamson is a magazine & junkmail collage artist. Co-Founder of EcoCreate art & craft network and a passionate revamp crafter!

http://www.kirstieadamson.co.uk

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