I feel like felting...

March 8th, 2009 in member junk     
oldnews oldnews, member
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These a few of the felted handbags made from recycled wool sweatrers.
Because I cant waste the scraps, I use every bit of the leftovers that I can and make felted wool wreaths.
This one is embellished with buttons.
These a few of the felted handbags made from recycled wool sweatrers.

These a few of the felted handbags made from recycled wool sweatrers.

I buy old wool sweaters and blankets, and hand felt them by washing them in very hot water, and then drying in the dryer. This causes the knitted wool to become extremely tight wool felt. From there it can become anything, from handbags to wall hangings - I've even made a king size wool crazy quilt!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Hand felted wool bags and wreaths
posted in: member junk, funky, whimsical, fun, fabric, Wreath, felted, handbag, wool

Comments (10)

irishrovr writes:
The elephant is my favorite as well! Nice job!!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 11:20 pm on March 31st
QueenofGreen writes: Oh these are way cute! I appreciate how you use everything you can, rather than throwing things away. Posted: 8:20 am on March 15th
shabbychick writes: Your bags are wonderful. You're inspiring me to try some felting too... I really love the elephant bag - so cute. And, too cool that you've made scrap wreaths from the leftovers.

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 12:54 pm on March 10th
suewhitney writes: Hi Old News,

These are all wonderful projects. I'm with Candy on the elephant bag!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 5:54 pm on March 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I absolutely LOVE the elephant felted handbag! Your details are amazing on it. Beautiful work as always, oldnews.
Candy Posted: 8:31 am on March 9th
oldnews writes: I've been loving your stuff pennyheaven, it's amazing! And I agree, it's an addiction! I can spot a wool sweater from the door of a goodwill store, and have to fight to keep from running to grab it! Sad, but true... Posted: 12:34 pm on March 8th
pennyheaven writes: Very nice work Oldnews! I am a felting fool as well!!! Posted: 11:27 am on March 8th
snowyowl writes: I love these bags and wreaths. I have 4 sweaters I cant wait to felt. Never thought about wool blankets too. This was on Martha Stewart and they made pillows and mittens. I got my sweaters at Goodwill for 2 each after the holidays. I love the red purse with the applique. Posted: 9:59 am on March 8th
frstyfrolk writes: Awesome, I would love to see your crazy quilt.

smiles, cyndi Posted: 8:47 am on March 8th
CreepinJen writes: Your bags are wonderful and the wreaths are a very creative use for scraps. I like the colors.
~ Carrie Posted: 8:42 am on March 8th
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