So, I’d been thinking along the lines of indoor cubby houses, and now I’m thinking tepees. A home-made teepee. I’m pretty sure it was this lovely crafter who planted that seed.
Byron Bay and teepees. Yep. They slot together pretty well. There’s a strong Native American influence operating in this area, going right back to the Aquarius Festival (the Oz version of Woodstock) over three decades ago, and there’s many a teepee still to be seen in this town, and in the hills beyond. I spent a few happy days (and nights) playing in proper big teepees in my wilder, younger, years up here too. They’re such fun spaces.
My “play” tepee-making project is in the early phases, my friends. Let’s call it the research and gathering materials stage, shall we? (Not the too-scared-to-start-sewing stage, nooooo.) So, in the name of research, here are a few tee-pee ideas inspiring me at the moment:
Childood101 author Christie Burnett offers a PDF pattern for making her gorgeous Project Teepee, so I’ve gone and bought it and I’m going to give it a whirl. Christie assures me it’s easy enough - just straight-stitching – which made me giggle given how much the vintage Lemair of mine likes straight stitch! But, if ever there was a project that could handle an all-zig-zag approach, surely it’s a teepee?
Ok, wish me luck as I somewhat nervously tackle another biggish sewing project!
More creative spaces over at Kirsty’s blog.