May 23, 2011

Yarn Chevron Canvas

I thought I'd whip up a post for you the day before so it could be scheduled to go out today.
That way I won't have to mess with using other computers while we're dealing with our crazy flooded house.

Before I get to the fun, lovely things to look at...
want a peek at the nastiness?

That's our hallway leading down to the this point, most of the water had already been sucked up.
We worked today to get the master bedroom furniture out so that the fans could reach further under the carpet.
Hopefully the insurance adjuster will be out tomorrow to help get things moving.

Moving on to the funner things in life...
I'm super excited about getting started on my craft room redo...I have big big plans.
But most of it will happen after the  wood floors get installed...
don't ask when that is at this point :)

But I got enough excited and decided to make something in grey and white since that will be the main color scheme of the room.
I'm still somewhat obsessed with the look and texture of yarn after those yarn letters a while back, so I think I was just looking for an excuse to use my yarn again :)
I gathered a square canvas, grey yarn, glue sticks and a chevron stencil I printed off the internet.

Then I used the chevron stencil to lightly sketch out the lines onto the canvas.
These will be the guidelines for laying down the yarn.

This is the tedious part...
I just would make a thin line of hot glue all the way down the canvas following the chevron shape...
and you have to get the yarn down fast so the glue doesn't harden before it's down.
The hardest part is keeping the angles of the points, the yarn wants to round I found it easiest to take a pencil and push it into points after laying the yarn.

I didn't want the yarn to go around the sides of the canvas so I just took some sewing scissors and cut them as close to the edge of the canvas as I could.
I kept going until all the spaces were filled :)

I adore the texture...

You could put fray check on the ends but I kind of like some of the fraying so I let it stay.

It's hard to make the chevron stripes with no gaps but you can go back and fill them in with small pieces of string if you want...I think the small amounts of white that peek through add to the texture :)

And of course, we had to do our outdoor photoshoot.
It's just better that way :)

I think it turned out amazing for such a spur-of-the-moment project idea...
I think I have a problem because I hate watching tv without something in my this was the perfect project to do while watching CSI NY.

I tried it out on my spring mantle...but it'll make it's debut in the craft room as soon as my house decides to cooperate :)
(Can you see why I like my outdoor pictures better?? Gah)

What do you think?
Do you love the texture of yarn as much as I do?
Or is it just the chevron that is so fun?

Hope you guys have a great monday-
keep your fingers crossed that I don't bomb my big presentation in class today!!


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  1. This is so cute! I would have never thought to use yard but it gives it a nice texture! I love it!


  2. I've been loving chevron lately too! That's so cute!

  3. This is looks amazing! Love your color choice for the yarn--I have a thing for gray right now. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Brandi at

  4. Oh my heck girl I love this and totally pinned it. Wow Were do you live that flooding is crazy i am so sorry

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  5. I love this. What a great idea!

  6. just found your blog, it's amazing! i'm LOVING this pattern! def following you, i HAVE to see your future posts! xox

  7. Super cool idea. I love the added texture and lines through the print! I highlighted this tonight at

  8. I'm so sorry about your house! But your canvas is awesome. I love the yarn idea!

  9. Sorry about the flooding. I love the texture of yarn too. I posted a yarn adorned lamp shade today. Love your chevron piece.

  10. I think this looks great! I love that it's so bold, and I love the texture. I keep seeing such great chevron printables, but I wanted something with more dimension. This might just fit the bill! Lovely!

  11. I feel your pain. We had to deal with drying floors etc. when our kitchen had a leak. Not fun at all. Part of my kitchen floor has been ripped up since January.

    Bright side is that hopefully you'll be getting new floors soon. Hopefully sooner than it's taken us. Good luck!

  12. What a super cool idea! Visiting from TT&J :)

  13. So pretty and the texture is amazing! I'm afraid by the time I get around to doing a chevron project it will be waaaaay out of style. I'm inspired by yours!!! jules

  14. What a great idea!!!

    I would do a layer of clear spray paint to keep the dust away from the yarn. ;)

  15. Love it! So very ingenious and yet simple!

  16. Kelsey - This is such a cool idea. I love the texture the yarn adds to the chevron pattern - totally in and awesome! Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I have featured this on Sunday - I am a little behind in commenting. Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  17. This ig gorgeous. I love the Chevron print and the yarn gives such a unique look and texture.
    Rachel (

  18. I love this. I am so Chevron obsessed these days. This is new twist. Can't wait to try!

    I am your newest follower.

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...


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