Where do I get all my wool? It all started with my mom passing four years ago and the desire to make a quilt out of her wool suits. Well of course I didn't have enough colors, so the hunt began at thrift shops and rummage sales. That is what brought me to this place, where my wool runneth over. I am crowding myself out of my huge sewing room at this point. I just can't seem to help myself though.
The wool clothing needs to be 90% or more wool. I take the clothing apart and then wash in very hot water and then dry. Then I have felted wool. I just love it. I also felted sweaters this year and made 26 pairs of mittens.
These are the few pairs I have left. They are the warmest and softest mittens you would ever want to wear. It took three prototypes to come up with a good pattern. The first one had thumbs so long that a chimpanzee would have liked them. (he-he)
I have two wool quilts in the works right now that I will show when finished. But I just found this
pattern at Martha Stewart's site that looks like it just has to be tried.
Don't they look warm? I get cold feet so easily. You can find the pattern to these at