I had purchased a ball of yarn at a clearance sale. It’s a combination of wool, acrylic and nylon and has a bit of sparkle to it. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it until I found an orange vase I had laying around.
I made a resist then covered it with with two layers of odds and end batts with similar colors.
Then came the fun – wrapping the yarn around the resist in lines.
When I was satisfied I was ready to felt it, I went slow and easy checking frequently to make sure it was all staying together. I purposely didn’t leave spaces between the lines thinking the yarn would felt to the backing and itself.
As you can see it’s a bit lumpy in spots and didn’t shink as much in height, so it’s a little taller than the vase.
I did a little needle felting to straighten things out and attach a few stray yarns. But I was happy with the wavy texture. I did also have to shave it a bit. Then I had to decide what to do with it. Here is one use:
I’m sure I could also use it for flowers, paint brushes or a number of other things. What would you use it for?