2 x dry branches large enough to be a hat/ coat stand (or even an old coat stand in need of an upgrade)
2 x wooden blocks Yarn/ wool in different colours and textures
You will also need:
Mitre saw (or a hand saw) Hammer
Knitting needles (I used 10mm needles)
Needle and thread
- I dried branches and wooden blocks, collected from woodlands near our home, in the garage.
When you are sure your wood is dry, trim the base of each branch with a mitre saw so that it is level and able to stand upright when attached to a wooden block.
Fix it firmly to the centre of the block with nails. If you can’t find branches, an old metal or wooden hat stand will do.
- For an interesting texture, I used a combination of yarns. Cast on approximately seven stitches and knit a ‘scarf’ of about 5m in length, making sure to alternate the yarns after every few rows.
- Coil the scarf around the hat stand from top to base, securing it at both ends with a needle and thread.