Just For Fun is my way of sharing all the little things I like to do... from crafty things to thoughtful things!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Steampunk Parasol

My friend Steampunk Addie has some great adventures!  I made a vortex of time parasol for her a while back... but it's not big enough for her Momma or Sister to share.

So... I used this Steampunk Parasol pattern from Ira Rott to make a slightly larger one.

The pattern has a great chart and is easy to follow.  I used almost an entire ball of Curio size 10 crochet thread in black, about 675 yards.

One of the frames I picked up in a vintage lot was this "magic wand" stick handle.  It came with a silver wrist chain that showed how tiny wrists were when the umbrella was made... because there's no way I'm getting my wrist in there! 

Here's what it looked like before sewing it to the frame...  it's amazing what a good stretch will do.

I'm already plotting the next one.  If you want to see more of my parasols, just use 'parasol' in the search box.  They are addictive!