I have a bin full of yarn. A lot of it I’ve either dyed or picked up at garage sales or thrift stores. A majority of it isn’t wool based. So I thought it would be fun to make something using a variety of these yarns and see how they felted.
It started out to be a pillow cover, but later when I started to lay it out I changed my mind. Originally, I had a swerving design in mind. But thought there was too much empty space and the design would probably distort the whole thing. I used two batts of merino and a prefelt over that as a base.
I added more yarns and moved them apart so they’d have room to create their own design.
Here are the yarns I used, not necessarily in this order. Some I used more than once.
From left to right:
- Synthetic ladder yarn
- Synthetic ladder yarn second color
- Decorative synthetic flag yarn
- Acrylic yarn
- Wool Boucle
- Merino slub yarn
- Hand dyed thick and thin yarn
- Worsted wool
- Novelty yarn with nylon, tactel, cotton and lame
- Merino slub yarn
- Wool roving sold as yarn
- Peruvian wool
- Thick and thin wool yarn commercial
- Mohair/metallic novelty yarn
I had some “Riot Eyelash Yarn” I decided to use as an edging. Which I sewed on using a zigzag stitch after it was felted. It is aptly named.
Here it is laid on a white background to show the eyelash edging.
A few closeups:
Strangely enough the only one I had to fix after felting was the multicolored acrylic yarn which I’ve used before without a problem. I had to needle felt it down. The Peruvian wool also had a few places to tack down, but I think it was because it was so tightly wound the merino prefelt couldn’t grab it as well. Even the ladder yarn and synthetics seemed to be fairly firm in place.
Here it is on it’s new home a glass coffee table.
Its fairly dark here and it seems I got a bit of glare from the flash. What are you working on in the New Year?