First Attempt At Felting..

July 29th, 2007

So as I promised, some blog action!

I finished knitting the rectangle to test on last night, and then this morning shoved the knitted rectangle into the washing machine in a pillowcase (as stated on a pattern I have for a felted bag). And then this evening I thought I might as well make it into something, so I sewn up the edges, added a button and little hook and it is now a case for whatever I want to put in it :p (it fits my camera in perfectly so may well be used for that!).

I’m going to have another go this week, but I think I’ll put some jeans in the wash with it too as I heard this aggravates it more, making it more felted.

I think this turned out ok, but it’s not as felted as I’d have liked… but that just means I’ll have to do some more experimenting! :)

Lack of blogging..

July 28th, 2007

So.. I haven’t blogged for AGES, and thats because I haven’t got round to starting (or finishing off) any of the things I said I was going to make! It’s just been too busy lately (plus I’m VERY lazy). But now I’m all set to try and get back on track as I was inspired by the many hand crafted goods in little shops we looked around in during our visit to Finland, all kinds of knitted/felted things, jewellery, household stuff etc etc..

I’ve decided to have a go at felting (or fulling as it’s supposedly actually called), so at the minute I’m just knitting up a square (or rectangle) to give it a go and see how the wool looks when felted and how much shrinkage occurs, then I will move on to make some proper items (I have a few ideas under my hat).

So hopefully there should be more regular posting coming from me! (not that anyone reads this anyway :p)