Thursday, March 27, 2008

Felted Wool

I went to a couple of thrift shops the last 2 days and picked up some wool jackets and skirts. I have an applique project in mind and haven't really worked with wool before and wanted to try it.

So these are the results of my do-it-yourself-on purpose-wool felting! Notice I said on purpose?!

I am thrilled with the results. The red, brown and teal fabrics felted perfectly. I wasn't too sure how the teal would felt because it was a knit, but you can see it worked fine. The checkered wool didn't felt as much because it was only 70% wool, but it still worked good enough to use. I will probably throw it in the wash a couple more times and see if it felts up more.

Look for some applique on these pieces of wool coming up soon! A little clue as to what I'm going to do with it - it involves an old door with 9 little window panes in it. Fun fun fun!


Nanette Merrill said...

yum, love felted wool, and getting at the thrift store - even better!

Purple and Paisley said...

glad you found me, too, and thanks for the reply! would it be okay if i added your blog to my sidebar?

crafty diane said...

Love the colors of your felted wool. I, too, have gone to the thrift store and bought jackets to felt. Unfortunately, I live in Southern Alabama and not too many people here wear wool. So have not been able to find many garments that are wool. The jackets I did find were all red!
Have a Blessed Day,