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Friendship bracelet bib colette laurel

Added Apr 19, 2013

by cathytxtwfr

Ouidah, Benin






I volunteer at an art and music school in Ouidah, Benin. About a month ago we had a group of Nigerian students come visit so I thought friendship bracelets would be a perfect project to do with them and my own Beninese students. After the activity, I found myself with a longing to continue making those bracelets. But I didn’t want to wear them on my wrist, I wanted to put them on a dress.

I did a lot of braiding at the beach or outside when electricity would go out. As much as I enjoy sewing I enjoy being outdoors too, and it’s nice to have projects where portions are portable.

And so here they are! I made 5 friendship bracelets and used it in the bib variation that can be found in the laurel extras booklet. The rest of this Laurel is made with secondhand bed sheets.

I wrote more in my sewing journal here:





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    Apr 20, 2013, 05.24 PMby strickmeise

    It’s sooo beautiful, really a great idea!

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    Apr 19, 2013, 01.42 PMby Tiffany Phares

    What a neat project! It makes your top look very bohemian

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    Apr 19, 2013, 12.52 PMby krice

    What a great idea, the dress lokks great on you!

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