A Rustic Kind of Day – Making a Hessian Doorstop.


Today I have enjoyed working with the wonderful material Hessian or to our US friends Burlap! It’s an interesting creature. It’s tough, pliable, scratchy on the cut edges but quite wonderful.

In fact it’s so wonderful I would love to make a hammock from it.

This is a bit embarrising, but for years I thought it was called Bird Lap not Burlap…

Anyway…I made a doorstop to sell. Yay! I really enjoyed making it and here is the finished result. But I aim to make lots of different types to perfect the art.

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