A couple of months ago, I thought I’d have a go at making a wrist cuff and really liked the results. I’ve been using a lot of fabrics in my felting lately and thought I’d try a few more cuffs with some different fabrics. The first one I made was similar to my first attempt, I used some salmon pink and lemon merino wool tops and added some strips of pink and lemon cotton gauze on the top.
For the second one, I blended some different shades of blue merino tops and cut a strip of blue and pinky grey fabric from an old synthetic scarf.
I made my third one in camouflage style by using lots of different shades of green merino and some greeny brown pieces of silk.
I really liked the way this one turned out, so I made a coin pouch to match it. It was made the same way, except I made it a bit sturdier by sewing lines down it, and then edged it with blanket stitching.
All the cuffs have a loop and button closing. I made the loops out of the same colours but just felted the centre part and left the ends fluffy, then sandwiched them between the wool layers. The buttons are all vintage ones from my collection.
What have you been working on lately? Have you tried something new recently? We’d love to hear your comments 🙂
7 thoughts on “Wrist Cuffs”
The wrist cuffs are pretty (my fave is the blue) and I like the felted loop/button closure, and to have a matching purse with one is a bonus!
It’s surprising how strong a bit of machining can make a piece of felt isn’t it? I used it to make a piece of pretty (but too floppy) felt into a vase wrap – a few close together lines of stitching had it standing to attention and improved its attractiveness.
Thanks Lyn 🙂
Yeah, it really is amazing how much stiffer and stronger the felt is without being too thick. And it can really add to the attractiveness, like you say
What a fun idea, they look great. I have a few pieces that would make great cuffs. I will have to have a look at my stash and a good excuse to try machine stitching on felt.
Thanks, Ann, I’ll look forward to seeing what you make 🙂
Love the cuffs Zed. I haven’t had much time for felting anything this summer. But I’m going on a felting retreat soon so hopefully I’ll get something done.
Thanks, Ruth 🙂
Ooh, a felting retreat! That sounds like fun.