Thursday, 16 June 2011

My Creative Space ...

My creative space as been filled with the obsession of felting an old jumper for the Hottie Challenge over at Curlypops.




The first jumper I got didn't really felt, there might not have been enough wool in it. All the tags had gone and it was only a few dollars, so I thought I would give it a go. I used my front loading washing machine on a 90 degree, heavily soiled wash.

I got a bit rough with the second one. Having used up all my dirty jeans for the attempted felting with the other jumper, I threw in a pair of Tori's old canvas shoes. I figured that the weight of the shoes would give the woolen jumper the pounding that it required to felt. I know that I could have felted over the stove top, but I have a 4 year old and a 4 month old ... the "hand" approach was never going to happen in my house.

Reasonably happy with the felted result, I have cut out the shapes and now I have to work out where to put my leaves and the embroidery.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

looks fabulous !! love the whole thing love the leaves.
hugs
xo

lamina @ do a bit said...

That is gorgeous... love the little leaves.. so pretty!! :)

Jennie said...

It looks great!

m.e (Cathie) said...

ahaaaaa!

Thea said...

This is one of my favourites I have seen so far. Believe me, pure wool would felt on it's one if you threw it into a hot water machine cycle.