Scrap Happy Christmas – French Knitting Christmas Cards

While I was rummaging through some of the girls old pencils that I’ve held onto (just in case) I happened up this…

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I don’t remember them having one, but they must have.

I’ve never really liked French knitting. It’s fun, but what the heck do you do with all those knitted worms? Any sensible suggestions would still be most welcome.

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I put the knitting dolly back in the bag of pencils, but my subconscious clearly didn’t forget about it, because when I thought about making some Christmas cards, I realised  worms knitted from scraps of yarn can make Christmas wreaths and candy canes.

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I inserted florist wire into The candy cane to keep it bent.

Once the knitting and stitching was finished, I rummaged in my box of ribbons salvaged from Christmas crackers.

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I also dug out a couple more ribbons salvaged from elsewhere, but I can’t remember where..

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Tied them in bows…

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And attached.

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I printed Merry Christmas’s on some cream paper…

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… cut them out and stuck them, along with the candy canes and wreaths, to card blanks.

Christmas Wreath Card

I even personalised some.

Candy Cane Christmas card

If you like the idea of using your scraps, click on Kate or Gun(first two names in the list  below) and join us on the 15th of every month – or just those months you feel like joining in.  Here’s a list of both frequent and occasional Scraphappiers (?) if you want to see what everybody else is doing.

Kate,  Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn , Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.

26 thoughts on “Scrap Happy Christmas – French Knitting Christmas Cards

  1. Well, you answered your own question then! I never knew what the worms would be good for either.
    These cards are delightful. I actually like a simple card – and not just because I’m lazy – they look very effective and so apt to receive one of these from a yarny person like yourself. Although I suppose, next year, everyone will get a drawing 😉

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      1. Textile art?? That seems to cover a multitude of possibilities and, indeed, we could apply the term to your cards. Why not?
        Coiled up to make a rug – maybe start with a coaster 😂
        Bracelets.
        Anything coiled, basically.

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  2. What a great idea Bekki.

    Long coils of French knitting could be sewn to make a cushion cover or part thereof. I like that joined colour ends are hidden inside the tube. Could also use a sewn coil to create a seat pad. Use a length of the knitting to sew on to another fabric in a Celtic pattern… Oh dear, I’d better stop there or I will be running for my knitting doll! I have other things I must do lol 😂

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    1. Thank you. I certainly can’t bear to throw anything away. You should see some of the stuff I keep. Goodness knows what will happen when we’re older and we downsize to a smaller house. You’ll probably see me on TV as one of those old ladies who has junk pour out the front door when you open it 😉

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