Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Raffia Obsessive

I have to admit that at the moment I’m a little bit obsessed with Raffia. I hold my hands up and admit that when I got my first pack I poo-pooed it slightly, but after giving it a try, I’m totally converted. It can do everything ribbon and thread can do, but it’s more tactile, more versatile and generally more gorgeous! I’m also yet to find a project that doesn’t suit it and to that end you might be seeing quite a lot of it from me at the moment!

Notable examples are this page which was project of the week at docrafts last week  (a nice simple knotted piece in lieu of ribbon)
And this one which is for the new challenge at A True Friend.


If you are a member of the Creativity Club at docrafts you'll have seen lots more, but I'm forbidden from sharing those here!

What's your must have item at the moment?

7 comments:

  1. The raffia looks fab on your projects Katy, I find it a bit inflexible :o( I'm loving brown paper and soft twine at the moment ... (strange I know!)
    Carole xxx

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  2. I didn't know work paid you for this ;)

    The raffia works so amazing with natural colours just like in your first layout, I love the gorgeous chunky knot, but even more so with that fresh zingy green.

    I love all of your pages about animals and their characteristics, I'd have treasured looking through something like that when I was little!

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  4. Ok, I'm intrigued. Checking up on Raffia now.

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  5. I love all of your pages about animals and their characteristics, I'd have treasured looking through something like that when I was little!
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  6. Really nice work. I like what you did with raffia.

    Sara

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  7. Lovely layouts. I need to use more rafia.

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