Saturday, 26 March 2011

Experiments With Felting


My latest fascination (or obsession as some would call it), is felting. After attending a free class run by the County Council, I have been scouring the charity shops - and my mother's wardrobe - for pure woollen items that I can shrink in my washing machine. I found some too! The felting process is a bit hit and miss and you can never be sure whats going to come out of the washing machine - that's part of the fun though. This ipod cover was made from a wool blanket and teddy from a shetland wool jumper (remember those?)
Friends are becoming very wary of what they wear around me now - I had my eye on a cashmere sweater my friend's husband was wearing last weekend. I'm gripped though - it's great fun. watch this space for future felted creations.

8 comments:

Irene said...

I love both your creations! I don't think I possess a real wool jumper...they all seem to be acrylic!

C. Camp said...

Such a cute bear, great projects.

Sian said...

Cute! I haven't had much luck with felting - it's definitely hit and miss for me lol, but I do love sewing bits and pieces with bought felt.

scrappyjacky said...

I'd love to have a go with felting....love your creations.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great work

Debbie said...

What a cute teddy bear :) Love your projects.

Kirsty.a said...

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Jenny said...

Lovely little makes, felting is becoming popular again and I can see why X