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!