Thursday, January 28, 2010

Recycled wool banner for fiber shows



I plan to go to at least one fiber fair this summer/fall, so I am slowly preparing now while it's cold outside, but cozy to spend the day inside sewing. I had my first show last year, and one of the biggest mistakes I made was not identifying myself. Several people asked "what is the name of your business?", and I would tell them & give them a card, but I now know I need a banner. I found an over sized mustard colored scarf months ago & have been hanging on to it until now, specifically for this. All I did was cut out some letters out of scraps, sewed them to the scarf, and used emboidery floss to embroider "reuse, recycle..." on it. It looks even better in person... the colors are more vibrant. It's over 5 feet long & over a foot tall. Now everyone will know who I am!



11 comments:

Lisa said...

That's so cool! Love it.

softearthart said...

Just great, May people be guided to your stall,and buy,buy,buy. cheers Marie

Marie@Franciebags said...

Great idea! Never really liked my commercially made banner, but never considered doing my own. I'll be thinking about this one, thanks.

Sarah said...

What a great idea for a banner! Not only shows off your name but also your materials and how they can be used! Brilliant!

Sarah said...

Here's an idea! It would make a terrific banner for your shop and blog!!!

AprilMayAugust said...

Oh wow! What a great idea :)
I love it!

Resweater said...

Sarah, Great idea, but I tried it as a banner in my shop & it didn't look quite right. Maybe because i'm used to the old one. I'll give it a shot here.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh kris!
this is the coolest banner ~ ever!

i LOVE it!

NeedlesAndKims said...

What a fabulous idea--you are so clever! I haven't done a show yet but it's one of my goals for the fall. I will want to be making a banner like this! It's also a great way of using smaller pieces of wool that just aren't big enough for some projects.
Kim

Sarah said...

Kris - the banner looks awesome here! Maybe try it on your shop for a while and see what you think. It makes a terrific impact!

Tina said...

I love your banner, your shop and your blog! I am hooked on sweaters and felting, thanks!