|Pattern|| Purl Soho Taffy Twist Felt Garland
|Fabric||100% wool felt, 1mm thick, in red, cerise, lime, yellow and ecru.|
With Christmas decorations brightening up much of the house, our staircase often feels rather bare over the festive season, so a few months ago I began to ponder some form of garland to twine up the handrail. I had not been inspired by any commercial garlands or lights, when I came upon the instructions for this project. I was immediately drawn to its bright colours and simple cheer, and promptly ordered up some squares of wool felt.
Construction Notes: The instructions for the garland are very simple: cut strips, sew together and fold. However, I must confess that these simple tasks took far longer than anticipated, eating up several precious hours of a weekend, and I found the process exceedingly dull. However, the reward is in the results: I love the resulting garland, and threaded along the supports of our handrail it brings much needed cheer to the staircase, making me smile each time I run up or down.
I haven’t measured the final garland, but calculated that the strips would come to about thirty feet in total when straight (no wonder it took a little while to construct!). It is the perfect length to double up and drape along our handrail in swags. A monotonous project in the creation, but one that should continue to bring cheer for many years to come.