KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms had been dreaming of making her own Pottery Barn-inspired giant abacus for years. She had almost the whole project planned out, except for the counting beads, which is a pretty important component of the abacus. Then inspiration finally hit while she was visiting friends who were commercial fishermen – fishing floats! From there it didn’t take KariAnne long to construct that giant abacus she’s been dreaming about for years – “courtesy of those fishing floats.”
KariAnne was inspired by this abacus that is no longer available from Pottery Barn.
KariAnne shares the tutorial at Thistlewood Farms.