Sunday, 8 November 2009

The drawing board


Next on the drawing board for Christmas are the roll-up chalkboards I've been wating to do for some time.
I got the chalk cloth from here the other day when I was picking up a few other bits and pieces.

This is a 50 cm x 60 cm piece and I think with pockets for chalk and a cloth and also binding that this piece should be about right for making four roll-ups.

In the information about the cloth it states that it should be sewn with monofilament thread so I grabbed some of that too.
I also read here about the difference between nylon and polyester monofilament thread and as I want these to last a decent amount of time I thought it was worth getting the new thread so it wouldn't go brittle or discolour.

You can see the plans for these are super-high-tech!

8 comments:

willow and moo said...

Hehehe love your plans!

I have absolute faith that the finished product will look a zillion times better in real life. :)

Liam's Mummy said...

I'm loving the hi-tech plans too!

Kate said...

Wow what a brilliant idea! I had no idea there was such a thing as chalk cloth. LOVE them. They are the best present.

trixi said...

I'm very excited to see what you make! This is the chalkboard cloth you mentioned to me ages ago that one day I will get around to buying and making into something. It's still on the to do list which no matter how much I make continues to get longer and longer!

Nikki said...

I'm trying HARD not to follow that link..... chalkboard cloth??? That sounds a bit too exciting.

Looking forward to seeing your finished products.

cherri said...

Ohh sounds like fun - looking forward to seeing that drawing come to life!

Cascade Lily said...

Hey good luck with that monofilament thread. I found it such a pain to sew with. I couldn't even thread it to start with!!!

Nikki Cardigan said...

You find the coolest stuff and have such great ideas. Can't wait to see how it turns out...