World's worst photographer is at it again. In the clean up of the bedroom, I decided that it was time to move the winter gear to the other end of the wardrobe and replace it with the summery tents I wear. They hang on these. I 'invented' them twenty years ago when I had so many wire coathangers from the Blight's coats that I was sick of making trellis out of them to grow Jasmine on.
These have been doing service for at least fifteen years and I did tizzy them up a bit with new ribbons and pearls for the photo. The covering is felt, stitched with a needle lace stitch which goes the opposite direction to blanket stitch and gives a nobbly finish and the dresses don't slide off. Never one to take half measures, I put bias binding around the handle, finishing with satin ribbon. The oval decoration is felt, hand embroidered with roses and finished with large pearls.
I don't get wire hangers these days but I'm rather pleased at how long these have lasted. A lot longer than my clean ups do.