…has something like this happened.
Yes indeed, this is the incontrovertible proof that sometimes, just sometimes the bias binding runs out three inches after you finish binding a project.
The project in question is a furoshiki which is a really nifty Japanese technique for wrapping things in squares of fabric. This is good for several reasons, it’s easy to do, it’s a nice hippy project, and it means my half-arsed wrapping paper efforts will no longer haunt me! So my plan is to make a whole bunch of them in time for Christmas and use them for wrapping presents.
The two-tone blue one is one I made, and the other two are granny scarves that I realised were nice enough to use (and only 50p each!).
..now all I need is a polite way to tell people they can’t keep the scarves!
For wrapping instructions and a size guide, check out The Japanese Ministry of the Environment.