31 December 2008

Fingerless Gloves Craft Tip

Made from an upcycled sweater, these fingerless gloves are almost finished! I can left them black, but I am going to decorate these with wool circles. so far this sweater has provided me with wrist cuffs and now these! Oh and the main sweater now has short sleeves, and which was once a woman's medium, fits a 4 year old! How cute?!

First you'll begin with your wool sweater - wash it, dry it, basically shrink it (felt it).Next grab your sharpest scissors for a nice clean cut.

This is what you'll have to cut.  

Then  cut a circle in the side about one inch down - this is for your thumb.
Now these are ready to decorate. I am going to add wool circles, like the ones I added to the felted sweater and to my wrist cuffs. So you can leave them as is, or add to them! I'll post the finished product later!

30 December 2008

Yay for Craftstylish dot com

I posted this how-to make upcycled wrist warmers on craftstylish.com. I love that website because you can post your own creations, give tips (if you desire), basically promote your crafts/art and have fun interacting with other crafters... It is really good advertising for your crafts too! I say "yay" to craftstylish for their welcoming website and friendly craftmosphere.

Here is a great tip for making wrist cuffs or wrist warmers:
Intentionally or accidently wash a beautiful merino wool sweater (or other wool) and dry it in your dryer, then use your nicely shrunk (felted) sweater to repurpose. Use the sleeves by cutting them to your desired length, then decorate, embroider, add circles, and you have cool cuffs! Wow - so fun and easy too!!!!!!

27 December 2008

Wool on glass & linen

I am sharing a project that I am working on which includes wool, glass and linen.
Here are some samples. I love the ease of the threads through the wool and linen. This piece was backed with cotton batting, which isn't as easy to thread, but just as enjoyable and natural to feel.

09 December 2008

Craft Inspirations for me...

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