ScrapHappy June 2021

Small fabric necklace-y thing, made yesterday from a few scraps of shweshwe from the cutting room floor (and since there’s been no real cutting going on for 4 weeks, you can imagine how much it all needs a good clean-up – I should be more ashamed than I am).

I used some red wooden beads and some transparent glass ones in between the mini-cushions.

You may notice from the last photo that I stitched one of the squares on at the wrong corner, but it’s staying that way. It’s all part of the experimental fun…..

ScrapHappy is hosted by Kate in Australia and Gun in Sweden. You can post about anything you make from scraps, it doesn’t have to be sewing or knitting.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn,  Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean, Jon
and Hayley

26 thoughts on “ScrapHappy June 2021

  1. Gail

    Such gorgeous colours. As always, I am in awe of your creativity and patience threading those tiny beads.

  2. insearchofitall

    I love this idea!! You come up with the best of them. Turned out quite well and I would not have noticed the way you stitched it differently had you not mentioned it. Well done.

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      “cack-handed” – I haven’t heard that for so long I’ve just spat coffee over my keyboard from laughing!!!
      I am semi-cack-handed, the cast is still on but I’m beyond frustrated so now I do what I can but just make a bigger mess than usual.
      My attempt at repotting plants and planting up cuttings yesterday had me cleaning up for an hour afterwards :)

  3. Quimper Hitty

    I think I learned a new word…shweshwe. Google translate wasn’t helpful, but it sounds like the soft noise of a broom sweeping the floor. Your necklace is really pretty, I love the red pillows, in any configuration!

  4. Bear

    This is beautiful! I love it! Really reminded me of my Gran who made nearly all of her jewelry. She was allergic to metal, so fabric necklaces were her specialty. I saw yours and I thought… hmm, I need to make something like that… something that I could use with sewing… like maybe a little something that looks like an amulet bag but is really a pin cushion (something I need as I keep forgetting and finding pins in the laundry where I’ve attached them to my shirt. LOL! Crazy how the mind works, isn’t it. Thank you for the inspiration. This necklace is really beautiful!

      1. Bear

        No, I don’t have anything anymore… between many moves, being burgled several times, and the recent fire… sigh…

  5. onesmallstitch

    very pretty, my first thought was that it would make a super convenient pin cushion while stitching – as long as you don’t stab yourself! Never heard of shweshwe before, thanks for the explanation and link.


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