Changing the Design of a Nuno Felt Shrug

In the spring I made some shrug jackets using a pattern I saw in a book about making simple garments with your weaving. I don’t weave but I can felt a rectangle instead of weaving it.  You would think that I would read what to do instead of just going from memory but that would have been too easy. I made some nice looking shrugs.

Orange shrug after over dying

They look nice enough but they didn’t really fit as well as I would have liked. They were to puffy at the back so not very flattering. I think the problem is the rectangle they are made from was to wide making the shrug to long.  I decided to change them. I unpicked them and gave them a wash to get rid of all the thread holes.

I folded the top down about 1/3 to create a kimono sleeve. You end up with something that is more like a shawl that doesn’t fall off as you use you hands and go about your day.

If you would like a larger collar you can wear it the other way up.

You could also just sew a line down the edge or just the other direction to have a larger sleeve opening. I like these much better. I hope other people like them too. I am going to my guild exhibition and sale this weekend and I will have them there.  On that note if you are in Ottawa this weekend  Drop by the Glebe Community Center to see what we are up to.

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7 Responses to Changing the Design of a Nuno Felt Shrug

  1. Lyn says:

    I like the re-vamped version – it would be very practical to work or relax in.

    I wish I was close enough to visit the guild exhibition and sale!

  2. koffipotk says:

    I prefer the new version too. Hope your Guild weekend goes well.
    Sometimes it’s good not to follow the instructions to the letter, then you get a more original piece 🙂

  3. Thanks ladies. fingers crossed for the weekend.

  4. ruthlane says:

    Great idea Ann! Good luck with your weekend and let us know how it goes.

  5. Karen says:

    I like them better like that to Ann, they look more comfy, have fun this weekend and good luck 🙂

  6. zedster66 says:

    That’s a good tip about washing to get rid of thread holes.
    Good luck for the weekend (take photos!) 🙂

  7. It works really well Zed. I will take pictures.

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