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« on: May 23, 2008 10:11:40 PM »

I have been experimenting with machine felting.  I made myself a folder for my pastel pencils combining felting and crochet.  This is a photo of the outside

...and the inside.

A close up of the inside crochet, and with pencils

I also made myself a pair of slippers - again I crocheted them and then put them in the washing machine.  For some strange reason they turned out different sizes.  They still fit, one foot is just different to the other. Roll Eyes 

I started out with a flat crocheted piece, then sewed it up to form slippers.

At this stage they were enormous!  (That is my washing basket it's sitting on!)

Thanks for looking.   Smiley


« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008 10:29:47 PM »

I really like the slippers.  When they're felted they look really complicated, I can't believe they came from a flat piece!  How did you know how big to make it?

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008 11:49:24 PM »

I like them both. I love the yarn in the slippers. What kind is it?

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008 02:43:57 AM »

Thanks for your kind remarks.  The yarn is Cleckheaton Vintage Hues - it's an Australian yarn.
I made the slippers in a big mens size and kept checking them as I washed them till they got small enough to fit me.  I have found that machine felting is NOT an exact science - its really hit and miss and hope for the best.  Smiley
I tried making a felted bag and it didn't turn out at all well!

« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008 05:24:35 AM »

Both of these projects are really great!!
I need a hook roll pretty badly- I was thinking of something felted as well.  Your pencil case just inspired me to get to it!

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