Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Felted Bags

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When going through the yarn stash that I inherited from my mother-in-law, I came across a bag full of tapestry wool. I think she used it to hook rugs. Some of it was cut in lengths, but some was still in the skein. I thought it might be good for felting since it is 100% wool. So, I knit up a little bag and threw it in the wash. It came out beautifully. I used the jewelry bag pattern from Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas. Since the first bag turned out so well, I tried a smaller gift bag from the same book.
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Oh, the fun I will have with this yarn! I think I might even try dyeing the pale skeins into something more colorful.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome! I need to felt, I have never done it. I really want to do a bag. My aunt is looking into this hooking thing. Very interesting.

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  2. Hey nice pictures!
    Paul got his Blog going. Check out fish1onthefly.blogspot.com

    Love you
    JHB

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  3. Love that little bag....the colors are great. I love to felt, but I worry about all of the water used in the machine wash for such a small item. Have you ever tried to use a sink full of hot water? I've been thinking of trying it out.

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  4. Don't know how to crochet? How far are you from Austin? I have 3 beginning crochet classes lined up for the month of July!! ;)

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