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Mary Bell
« on: March 30, 2005 01:27:41 PM »

I made this pincushion from scraps and lint from a fulled wool project I am working on and used an airforce button for the top.






This pincushion is very easy to make.

Save all you wool scraps. I saved my scraps from a fulled wool project which was nice cause I skimmed a lot of the washing machine and my dryer's lint trap.

Chop your scraps into quarter inch pieces.

Put a handful of scraps in your blender, fill the blender with hot water, and blend it until the scraps are chopped up.

Strain it through a colandar lined with a large scrap of fabric (or do as I did and use a worn out kitchen towel).

Process all your scraps this way (it is wise to do very small batches so you don't clog your blender).

Gather your scraps into a ball (some hand shaping is very beneficial at this stage).

Put the scraps back into the center of your fabric. Gather the fabric around it tight and tie it shut.

Throw it in the dryer. Two cycles is how long it takes my dryer to dry it well.

When you unwrap your fabric you have a gorgeous felt ball.

Embellish it as you see fit.

For my embellisment, I picked two large buttons (the button on the top is from my Dad's airforce coat). I threaded a large needle with yarn. I knotted it and then shoved it through from the bottom, attached the top button, then ran it back through and attached the bottom button, then ran it betweent the two a couple of times. Finally I took a very long strand of yarn, wrapped it around the base of a button a few times and then ran it along the side to the bottom button, ran it around the bottom button and came back up and simply circled the entire ball by that method. then I punched the needle through. Cut off the end of the yarn and let it slip back to the middle.


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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2005 01:41:06 PM »

very nice and detailed!
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GoatHerder
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2005 01:43:15 PM »

Sweetness! The pics are awesome too.

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2005 03:30:08 PM »

Ooo. Jealous!
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selenium
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2005 04:26:32 PM »

I love it.  The button is just perfect.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005 08:09:51 PM »

I agree, you're work is very nice and detailed.  Lovely.   Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005 08:40:29 PM »

That is beautiful. And the pictures you took of it are gorgeous too.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005 09:42:54 PM »

Wow!!!
  That is delicious! 
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