A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,630
Currently Running With Scissors:
211 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Felted tops for kids: are these knitted?  (Read 467 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: February 24, 2006 09:25:27 AM »

I love-love-love these designs http://pip-squeakchapeau.com/ (click on felt). 

I'd like to make something similar.  Do you think that these were knitted first to make the felt and then cut out to make the outfits?  What kind of yarn would turn into soft felt so that a kid wouldn't be boethered by the scratchiness of the fabric?

Thanks from a first time poster
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006 12:06:29 PM »

Welcome to craftster!

The description says "hand made felt" which makes me think that it was felt that was made with wool roving, rather than a knitted garment that was then fulled.  Merino produces a very soft and not-at-all scratchy fabric.  There's a forum on craftster devoted to feltmaking, I suggest you look there for resources, etc.  It's really fun to make felt yourself.  I just learned how last month. 

but, you could also produce something similar by knitting and then fulling the sweater in the washing machine.  You would have to make sure that your shrinkage calculations were spot-on, so that you don't end up with a doll sweater (I think we've all accidentally made one of those!).

You could also contact the designer of those adorable outfits.  I'm sure they would be happy to tell you how they were constructed.

Good luck!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Ah, fall!
Meatless Monday: Black Bean, Butternut and Spinach Skillet
@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.