My take on Maryanne Moodie's cushion from her book "On the Loom"

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I followed the pattern for making the cushion and *magically* found the perfect foot stool (Goodwill for $1.99) to use the next day.

The only thing it needed was a little gold spray paint! 

Materials to attach the cushion and alter the foot stool: cotton yarn, gold spray paint, and painters tape. 

Materials to attach the cushion and alter the foot stool: cotton yarn, gold spray paint, and painters tape. 

Before

Before

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I taped the legs off so that just the base of each leg was painted. 

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Following the steps in the book, I flipped the woven mat upside down and set the stool on top. I cut one long piece of yarn and tied it to one of the loops from the warp. Then, with a yarn needle, I pulled the yarn taught and went through the loop immediately across from it. You follow this process until you have gone through each of the loops and secure the end with one final knot. 

After! 

After! 

Super fuzzy and so soft. 

Super fuzzy and so soft. 

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After I had finished the foot stool, the wall hanging that was hung up looked wrong. I found this macrame/ weaving on the side of the road a few months ago and hadn't decided whether to dismantle it, add to it, or keep it the same. The color pallet didn't feel like me and since it is a huge piece that you see when you enter the house, I needed it to feel cohesive. I took out a lot of the old, dark, GROSS feeling yarn and I added a bunch of roving and new fibers to this piece and am really happy with it so far (it's only been 20 minutes, so we'll see!).

I can't wait to start my next project...