A few years ago I took a felting workshop in Switzerland. I was in heaven – a whole week of being in the mountains with like minded people playing around with wool.
Sadly, since then I have done very little with the knowledge I gained.
Living in Saudi I only wear warm clothes for a short time in the winter so now that the days are a wee bit cooler I decided to wash some of my cardigans in readiness for cycling to school in the cooler mornings. One of my cardigans was becoming a bit holey so I thought it would be fun to have a go at felting it.

So in my usual slap dash way I chucked it in the washing machine on the hottest setting and waited to see what happened. Success – it shrunk! Next a dry off in a hot tumble dryer and I had a felted cardigan to play with.

I set to with scissors and cut it up into all its original pieces.
With a piece from the back I’ve made this cafetiere cosy.


I’m really pleased with how it looks.
At the moment I’m not sure what to do with my other pieces. Ideas very welcome:)

4 thoughts on “Felting.

  1. Amazing! What a great result. I never tried felting, but it really looks nice.
    A felting workshop in Switzerland with like minded people, that sounds so nice. It reminds me of something I recently read about a knitting trip to Iceland and at the same time trying to see the northern light. That must be like magic.

    • went to Iceland a few years ago in the Summer and loved it. didn’t get much chance to explore the wool side of things so a workshop there would definitely be something to add to my wish list -plus the Northern lights -Bonus šŸ™‚ Thank you.

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