Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Look what I did

I brought this jumper at the local Op-shop for $1.00 in very good condition --but I didn't want to wear it.
I saw it as better value in a recycled state.
Now since I got myself an embellisher- nothing is safe in our house-if it will fit under the needle it will get felted....so I cut the jumper into sections 2 sleeves -a front and a back .
I then ran the pieces under the embellisher a few times to pre-felt them and then I placed a piece of polyester fabric underneath each piece and continued to felt them together .I ended up with very nice -stiff pieces of felted jumper that I then cut up into sections and made ....................... Ta Dah


Some needlecases.............................
I blanket stitched around the edges and either put a buttonhole loop and a button on them or I made a cord out of wool to tie them closed.
I put a small piece of Dr. Flannel inside for the needles to be inserted into.
I have made these to go on the trade table at the Embroidery Guilds Annual Exhibition.




Now to look for something else to felt.

19 comments:

Françoise said...

Nice idea!
I see that you're obsessed about needlefelting too now.
:-)

Sue B said...

Brilliant idea!

Jacquelines blog said...

Now, that was a clever buy!!! They look great!

Carol said...

Fabulous Doreen. What a great way to use up old knitted sweaters. I have many fairisle ones I knitted many years ago on my knitting machine - I may try embellishing them.

StegArt said...

Cool idea. I bet your family is hiding all their prized clothing from you.

Purple Missus said...

Now theres an idea! I think its the Charity Shop tour for me this weekend!

Susan D said...

What a great idea. Charity shops aren't going to be safe from us now for recycling.

Micki said...

Wonderful idea to make these from that sweater. They look great.

Janet said...

Aren't you the clever one! I love the designs on fair isle knitted sweaters and this is an excellent way to use them.

Joanna van said...

What a great idea! How did you keep the ends from unraveling? Was it a problem? Love them!
Joanna

Sandy said...

How clever. They are wonderful. SAndy

Lynne said...

These look lovely Doreen, must be great fun having an embellisher - it's on my list for sometime!

Dianne said...

Okay, you are so clever!!!! Can I steal this idea and make some for the school fete????

Feltique said...

Love the needlebooks. I own a baby lock embellisher, one of the best toys I ever bought. Love your blogspot. You are a very talented lady.
All the best
Krishna

Julie H said...

I just enlarged the pic of those needlecases for a closer look - beautiful. You really are on a roll!

Homeleightigger said...

Wow Doreen! These are just lovely. Recycling heaven!! Val

MargaretR said...

Beautiful Doreen!

Dot said...

You are SO clever!! Would love to buy one of these if you don't trade them all at the exhibition.

Think you have the felting bug!

Ati. Norway. said...

You are a very smart lady, they look beautiful.