Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Felting fest

My felted thrift-store sweaters are glaring down at me from their perch at the top of the yarn cupboard, but I have not forgotten them! In fact, I've been placing unprecedented numbers of holds on various books at the library about felting, looking for the perfect projects to do with them.

Mittens, of course. Lots of mittens!

And I figured out how to build my dream vest out of larger pieces, thanks to Felted Wool Fashions.

However, the lightbulbs are dimly glowing since I stumbled across excellent instructions for making felt out of roving, in Feltwork.

I have quite a lot of really lovely roving from Twisted Fiber Art that I might never get around to spinning, and I think it would be pretty awesome to do something very creative with it. Like a hat, formed over a saucepan and the lid of a teapot as shown in the book, or a bowl for keeping yarn in. Wouldn't that be cool?

1 comment:

Kathleen Taylor said...

And the Twisted colors are every bit as beautiful in the roving as they are in the yarn- I can't wait to see what you felt with it.