I'm so excited to be presenting a new tutorial for you. I've had to squeeze it in between lots of crazy work/house stuff, but it's done. And, I think its pretty cute! It is a collection of sweet black ghosts on a decorative strand of finger-knitting. A ghost garland--yes. And, no, I haven't gotten sick of a good garland, yet. I think this would be really cute over a festive Halloween table, or strung across an entry or mantle.Five Fabulous Finger-Knit Progect series. This garland is easy and fun for kids to make. Finger knitting makes a nice, textured strand for hanging things. A similar strand could be used for many different kinds of garlands. Or, you could deck out an entire room in just a strand of black finger knitting--great for Halloween. I think it would make for a fabulous spider web–with lots of creepy spiders stuck in the strands! Ohh, I think I have next year's project! For more fabulous finger knitting ideas, check out this gallery here, or by clicking this button:
Here is the tutorial for the garland below:
scraps of black fabric
stuffing (I used leftover tulle bits from costume making)
small elastic (not necessary but makes life easier)
Cut desired number of five-by-five inch squares of black fabric with pinking shears. Ball up small amount of tulle or other stuffing. Make the ball about an inch in diameter and place stuffing ball in the middle of square of fabric.
Scoop fabric over ball (head).
Leave a loop at the top of the head and bring the needle back through the top of the ghosts' head.
From underneath ghost, line up the two ends of thread and tie in a simple knot.
Now you have your first ghost. Repeat process as many times as desired. Vary the length of thread you use, so the ghosts don't all hang at the same height. I made around a dozen ghosts.
Hang as desired.