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« on: March 21, 2009 01:43:43 PM »

Hi All,

Wasn't sure where to post this - but this seems the right place as 2 of them are cards.

My husband was going to a car boot sale, I asked him to buy trim and sewing thread, he returned with a huge bag of 24 large spools of wool. I'm not much of a knitter or crocheter though I'd like to learn.

so this is what I've done so far to make use of it.

1. I've added 'hair' on a birthday card.

2. I made a woolen 'dolly' and put it on the front of another birthday card

3. My husband put some nails in a woodchip board so that our son could make string pictures

So my question to all you lovely clever crafters is: What else can I do with all this wool?

Thanks for reading and sorry for all the pics.
I'd love to hear any comments, criticisms and ideas.

« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009 02:51:42 PM »

I've used wool for crewel embroidery before.  It's great string for wrapping up gifts with a bow as well.

You can make pom poms out of it.

There's also an article on Martha Stewart's website about making yarn flowers.  I've used it for leftover bits of embroidery thread:


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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009 03:31:10 PM »

i use it in gift wrapping, as ornament hangers, curtain tie backs, and general decorative pursuits. could be cute garland or something to hang pictres from. make decorative balls with glue and balloons.

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009 03:47:11 PM »

I second the idea of wrapping it around the balloon with glue, especially if you celebrate Easter--they make cool eggs.
How about one of those octopus dolls from the 70's?  Much like the doll you added to the birthday card.  You start with the head the same way, then seperate the yarn hanging down into eight sections and braid each of those for the tentacles.  Add big googly eyes.
Or there's the eye-of-god thing (ojo de dios) where you cross two dowels so you have an x.  Then you wrap the string/yarn around it.  Argh, I can't explain it well.  Try a google.
There's yarn art where you fill in sections of a picture by gluing down the yarn in a spiral starting at the outline of the section.  Again a terrible description.
Or just give a bunch to a kid.  My neices are always asking if they can have some string.

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