As promised, here's the tutorial for making the yarn wrapped wire initial ornaments we made at the holi-diy event at Anthropologie on Tuesday night.
First, gather your supplies: plastic coated steel wire, quick dry tacky glue or a hot glue gun, yarn or wool roving, and pliers.
Cut a piece of wire about eight inches long and bend it into the shape of the letter you want to make. You may need to use the pliers to get sharp corners so use them to help you form the letter. Cut a length of yarn about four feet long.
Squeeze a line of glue about an inch long onto one end of the letter.
Lay the one end of the yarn along the glue, with the end pointing in towards the letter. In the above image, I'm holding the end of the yarn and the length extends off the 'E.' This allows you to hide the end once you start wrapping the yarn.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the wire, starting at the tip of the letter and continuing towards the bend.
You can even make a word garland. I hung the word "peace" over one of my chevron canvases and added a few more lengths of yarn so I could hang our Christmas cards with little clothespins. If you were at the workshop Tuesday night or if you make any monograms from the tutorial, send me a picture! I'd love to see how yours turn out!