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Topic: What to do with all this felted wool? Got any ideas? :D  (Read 1421 times)
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« on: February 12, 2012 08:12:25 AM »

I scored 3 mohair and wool blanket/rugs at the thrift store and thought I'd felt them in the washer but now I have no idea what to do with them. I was thinking a rain jacket from the pink ones for my daughter but there isn't enough of it. Maybe slippers? I don't need a bag. Art? I don't know...

Those are the golf balls I washed them with


Here they are felted up (I washed and dried them about 5 times but could do it again another 3 times at least, there are areas that are still a bit loose).


A close up for comparison.


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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012 04:44:35 AM »

They look very pretty.  Maybe you could make a vest for your daughter.  Slippers, mittens, wristlets, wall hanging with needle felted embelishments, a scarf...  Just some thoughts.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012 05:56:25 AM »

Thanks Louise Smiley.
I should mention how horribly itchy it is so garments or scarves are out. For that reason I wouldn't make a stuffy or toy either.
Slippers are doable so long as I line them well though that might make them really hot to wear.
i'm hoping inspiration for the perfect project will hit...
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012 10:35:01 AM »

If its scratchy, then maye as the background for some art .... the colors are lovely.  Perhaps needle felting a black silhouette would look good as a wall hanging?
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012 10:00:08 AM »

I decided to use it for retained heat cooking, it's a real energy saver and these wool blankets would work well for it I think. I have a great basket for this so I'll sew a liner with the wool.

http://chilechews.blogspot.com/2009/01/retained-heat-cooking.html
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