Thursday, July 24, 2008

how about wet felting?

I fell in love with a little felted basket at a yarn shop we visited while on vacation... They didn't have a pattern, instructions or any really helpful advice.. so when I returned home it became playtime. I learned a lot... still wish it were "more felted" but I like it!
First I knit 100% wool yarn, in the round, into the basket shape. Then I added on a handle with twist... knitted in ribbing stitch for extra thickness... The came the wet felting process. After it dried, I needle felted a border and added glass beading ( see the picture to the right). It measure 4 plus inches in diameter and 5 inches to the top of the handle. The next one will be bigger! I've put it in my etsy shop.

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