Saturday, January 14, 2012
Corked Cushion "Safe To Dance"
Eight months in the making and it's finally here. Yay, me! Why eight months? Heaven knows... I got distracted or something.
Slow though it was, this cushion was inspired by Men Without Hats "Safety Dance", so I'm calling it my "Safe To Dance" corked cushion. Corked because I made the knitted tubing embellishment with my own two hands using a new-to-me method called spool-knitting or corking. I'm doing a little jig right now in celebration of this pillow's completion! Dance with me now... Come come, let's see your moves.
This is my first attempt at doing the "invisible-zipper thing" too. I installed it without the fancy-special invisible zipper foot and it turned out pretty well. I may invest in the fancy-special foot because, from what I've read, they are quite inexpensive. But yes, it can be done without it. Amy's got some helpful installation hints, and there are countless YouTube videos and tutorials on the subject. I googled "how to install an invisible zipper" and was inundated by the 34 600 results. It seems I'm not alone in my quest for zippy stealth.
Oh, and find out how to cork or spool-knit HERE. The resulting tubes are just nifty and can be used in a plethora of ways. Have you ever made anything corked? Do tell.