Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Do Love Felting

On days like today I am so grateful to have work I enjoy doing. I have an inordinate amount of fun felting and creating with recycled sweaters. For instance...

This was a ladies' medium size sweater, loosely knit, with embroidery on it. I didn't know how it would turn out or what I would use it for, but I bought it on the gut feeling that something good would come of it. I think I only had to put it through one felting cycle. It's now about a girl's size 6, I think, and the weight of a boiled wool jacket. The embroidery felted beautifully and I think the jacket has a Tyrolean or gypsy air to it now. It'll look gorgeous on some little girl.

Yesterday I was contemplating doing a needle felted design on the brown clog slippers, and here is what I came up with.

I had great fun doing this, and then going out in the sunny yard to take photos, and so I am feeling very blessed to have work I love doing.


  1. I love them, they are so beautiful!! :) Great works!!

  2. Thank you! I wish I had a little girl to wear that jacket!