Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I LOVE Felting!

I needed a cover to put a Kindle in and I had the idea to make one with felt…now that I’ve tried it I’m hooked!

I first knit a big stretchy piece on circular needles. You can see how large it is:

Then I threw it in the washer for 3 cycles and like felted! It shrunk, got really thick and isn't stretchy at all:

It was pretty cool to see the total change in texture…
here is an up close look at the knitting:
and here it is felted:

Once it was dry I cut off a small part to make a side flap and sewed some velcro onto the inside of it and on the outer edge. Then I added some vintage buttons and finally I needle felted a design onto it:

1 comment:

  1. This is so beautiful!
    And now I want to try felting too ... please send some extra time my way :-)
    -- Elisabeth (yarnmagic on Ravelry)