I’ve seen photos of beautiful gloves with kavelfrans sewn in an X pattern, so I thought I would try something similar; in this case, the piece will likely be on the top of a pillow. I used a fork device to make figure-eight fringe.
I sewed the sections of fringe to a thick, black wool base. At this point, the fringe is almost completely sewn down.
The most fun part is cutting the fringe loops and making it rounded and even. I left the trimming part for handwork during the vice-presidential candidate debates. Cutting and trimming creates a fuzzy mess.
On beautiful fall day in Minnesota, I batted it against the railing to remove the excess fluff, and set it down for the usual final inspection by Buzz.
Making this into a pillow will wait until after teaching my “Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments” class this weekend.