Monday, February 4, 2008

A Fullin' Fool am I...

Well, not yet anyway. I need all yall crafty ladies, help me!! Please, direct me to your favorite fulled(or felted) wool crafty sites or blogs. I found 3 books at the bookstore but only one used sweaters, the others were for knitted objects that were then fulled to make a specific shape(I don't knit so those don't work for me!).

Here's the stash:





I wish the pictures had come out better. The dark one next to the mint is a medium-dark mossy green and beside it is a navy blue with the lighter top.

The white/cream sweater on the right side has some embroidered detailing and a ribbon sewn around the hood and across the front. Should I remove this before I full? I'm thinking yes. I should probably also do two batches, a light and a dark, huh? And, there are two sweaters that look like they've been accidentally fulled. Should I go ahead and do them again just to make sure or clip a piece to see if it unravels? It is hard to tell on one of them but the other is obvious. Any advice is most welcome!!

4 comments:

Kitty said...

Oooh, I look forward to finding out what you find out - never had a go at felting, but would love to try it. Good luck! x

Carol said...

Here ya go...
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34743.asp


Have fun!

Chickenbells said...

Oh...felting is wonderful! I have a whole patchwork quilt in mind using felted sweaters...I'll see how long it takes me to amass the amount of sweaters I need (of which I am not sure exactly...sigh.)

angeljoy said...

http://www.stampington.com/html/Belle_armoire.html
check out Belle Amoire and Altered Couture by Somerset Publishing. You should be able to find these cool mags at Barnes and Noble or large Craft stores.