I am always amazed and awed with Gail’s projects.
I love repurposing items when I can and I have learned a lot from her.
For one, not to give up. Things might not always go as planned.I got into felting wool last year and finding wool sweaters at the thrift stores quickly became an addiction.
I loved all the colors and patterns. Felting is washing and drying wool so the fibers blend together and you don’t see the stitches anymore. The higher the wool content the better. I use at least 80% wool.
It was a frustrating sewing day for me but it all worked out.
Ever have one of those days when you have something all figured out in your head,
yet it still does not turn out like you thought? No matter how many times you go over it?
Which is what I did for these mini ones.
I just didn’t have enough coffee and I was not thinking clearly.
Sometimes the simplest things turn out to give me the most trouble.
Why is that?
Or maybe it’s just me.
So the next time your favorite sweater gets thrown in the dryer by mistake, don’t fret, recycle it into something else! Soon you’ll be accidentally throwing your husbands sweater in the dryer as well.
And if you’d like to see more projects that I’ve done, swing on by Going a little Coastal.
Here are a few links you might like.
Thanks Gail for letting me stop by!
Anita—I love, love, love your stocking, and your mini ones are so adorable too! I hate to sew, but if I ever shrink a wool sweater, I’ll definitely be making one of these! The color of yours is perfect. Thanks for a great tute, and your very kind words about MRL!
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