Friday, January 16, 2009

Sweater felting

I happened upon some books about felting at Chapters - and of course I had to try it. first, I destroyed my lovely alpaca fiber mittens. I almost cried ...
But then I wanted revenge - and I bought 3 sweaters from the Salvation Army. This time I did it the right way. I washed them in cold water, then in water progressivly warmer until I got the felting I wanted. I also dried them in the dryer on medium heat.

I used the body of the sweaters to cover pillows and I made mittens and hand warmers from the sleeves.