I had a couple of WOOL sweaters destined for the Goodwill so I decided to try my hand at felting. I washed my sweaters in the hottest setting my washer has with a little soap and dried the sweaters in the dryer. Keep in mind the more wool content the better the sweater will felt.
I thought I'd make a set of wrist/arm warmers which i love and use often. I decided how long I wanted them and cut along that line. Then I put my hand through and figured where I wanted my thumb to come out. Along the seam I made a tiny cut and then made it slightly larger to fit my thumb through.
I used some vintage wool strips I had found at an estate sale and made little rosettes to give the set a little personality! This is a great chance to use all your vintage goodies to embellish the set.
Susan Duane is a wife and mother of three young children. She is a home cook, aspiring photographer and lover of old things. She spends her days caring for her family, creating for Paperhill and in her free time chronicles her long list of interests on her blog Hometown Girl.