Monday, January 01, 2007

Felting



The weather has not been cold enough to inspire knitting or crocheting forays, but then I found this idea - felting old sweaters and cutting them up for mittens. Rita O'Connell of Earth Heart Designs made the mittens on the left. I think that sounds like a really interesting experiment. I don't own a single pair of mittens because they seem a little helpless to me. How can you drive a car wearing these things? Maybe felt the sweater and make a hat or slippers...

4 comments:

Eve said...

These are fabulous. I like the stitching line down the palm. These looks so much fancier than the simple trace around the hand felted mittens I've seen. Do you have a pattern for these? Or can you point me in the right direction to one? I have a ton of felted sweaters that I was going to make a blanket with but the project never got off the ground. Thanks.

eve said...

Can you point us to the source for the pattern for these mittens? I think it would be a great way to use up all those old felted or damaged wool sweaters. Thank you!

betty2dogs said...

Just click on the title, Felting, and it will lead you to the pattern. I love the stitching too.

Eve said...

Thanks! Now all I have to do is figure out where I put all those felted sweaters!