Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A cushion with no name

I tend not to plan too much when I'm creating. I just make a start and see how it comes together. That's how this cushion came about. I was playing around with colour and liked the way these colours worked together. Before I new it, I had a granny square. Not wanting to leave it there, I decided to do a couple more. Like so many of my projects, I lost interest at 4, so it seemed natural that it would be a cushion to sell at the market this weekend.

I use the Fjadrar Ikea cushion inner made from feathers and a 100% Cotton Japura cover, for my cushions. I love that when you can see the cushion through the crochet, you see a nice crisp tight weave cotton cover (and I don't have to make the cover)!

As a fan of felting, it was natural to use up the odds and ends to make a felted back,

I've learnt from this cushion. Have a look at how differently the rows have felted. In particular the red at the top verses the red at the bottom. They are from two different balls of what is meant to be the same yarn (according to the label).

This is a yarn from Spotlight, and I know it isn't a high quality. But with exactly the same tags and care instructions, I expected that it would have the same specification and behave the same. You can see that the twist is different. The one at the bottom is looser, and this is the one that hasn't felted well. I'll put this down to experience!


  1. Hey Megan, love the cushion. The colours work so nicely together.....

    Not sure what's going on with the Vera Moda wool, I noticed the difference in the twist as I was using it to make a blanket.......

    Must get my skates on ready for the market on Sunday morning.....I'm looking forward to it.

    Claire :}

  2. What a lovely cushion!! One day I will learn to crochet...

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Thanks Jill. Be warned. Crochet is addictive, but give it a go anyway.

  3. lovely big soft looking cushion :)

  4. I love the colours too. that's so interesting about the wool differences, glad you shared that.

  5. lovely granny square happiness! Amazing how things felt differently, and you are right about the twist, I'm guessing the tighter twist felted less?
    I tried to make a felted pouch recently in crochet rainbow stripes but I accidentally used machine washable yarn for the yellow :O( It was so disappointing but quite funny too... live and learn right!
    have a happy day XXX

  6. I love your cushion - makes me want to learn to crochet...and add another thing to do!
    I have also felted a couple of things I have knitted and found the same that different balls of the same type can felt up differently - very annoying!

  7. Gorgeous - love your cushion and your skill at starting out and letting what happens happen!!

  8. I have noticed the same thing with Spotlights yarns - You never really know what you are going to get.
    The colours look great together. Good luck at the market.


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