Once I found an instruction on how to make a scarf from felted old sweaters but the website doesn’t exist anymore.
The photo is from the website, click to enlarge.
That’s how they did it:
- Wash sweaters from 100% wool (mohair works fine, too) with some laundry detergent.
- Felt in dryer.
Felting makes the fabric so dense that it doesn’t unravel when cut.
- Cut stripes from the sweaters in the width you want the scarf to be.
The lengths will vary depending on the part of the sweater where you cut the piece.
In the instruction they used mainly the arms.
- Eventually simply sew the pieces together, whether with a sewing machine or by hand.
The seam can be used as a decorating element.
- The scarf can subsequently be embellished: with buttons, felted flowers, beads, pom-poms, fringes, embroidery and so on.
In fact I would like to have a cardigan-kind garment made with this technique, no scarf.
Therefore I went to several second hand stores to look for wool sweaters but found mostly sweaters from artificial material which don’t felt.
But I stay tuned ;-)
The original website that doesn’t exist anymore
Here at unikatissima: Entries with the tag ‘felting’