Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Felted Calendar Cover Tutorial

Felt is the oldest fabric know to man and "Felting" is an old fabric making process that has recently become popular again. Felting can be done with wool and a special felting needle that snags and blends the wool. The technique is an art to practice and learn. The felted projects on etsy, mainly animals, are adorable.

Kim of Sassycrafter has a tutorial on her blog, to make this cute pocket calendar cover, from a old sweater that is "felted" with your washing machine and dryer!
Upcycling and repurposing - going green - we all love it!

Here's step one:
1. Find a wool or wool-blend sweater and felt it by machine washing it with hot water and a small amount of detergent. Include an old pair of jeans or a towel to help the felting process. Let dry, either at room temperature or in a dryer set to medium or high.

The whole history of felt & felting for you really curious types - like me.

And another felting project with info here.

Thanks Kim for the tute and How CUTE is this purse she made that's in her etsy shop, Sassycrafter right now!

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