Using the Spirelli Technique
Submitted by: Scrapbook.com
Article courtesy Scrapjazz; by Denise Gormish
Looking for a fun technique to decorate a scrapbook page or card? Try using the Spirelli technique. In this technique, thread is wound around a cardstock or chipboard shape in a pattern to create a beautiful design.
To use this technique you will need thread and a cardstock or chipboard piece with indentations around the edge. The design pieces must have notches in order to keep the pattern in place. You can either use punches with notches, metal cutting templates, scalloped die-cuts or chipboard with indentations. Cutting the indentations with a knife or scissors allows the design to be used on any shape.
Spirelli patterns differ according to the shape of the design piece and the pattern, meaning the notch-to-notch direction you choose for the threading.