Needlefelted Embellishments with LynnHIn this class you use as your base, an already-felted item such as a knitted/shrunk purse, a purchased hat, or an accidentally-shrunken sweater (which can be made into a beautiful pillow, pincushion or pocket). We will use "needlepunch needles" to attach wool/animal fiber yarns to the base item, without sewing. (Supplies available at the shop.)
The samples shown at left are purchased berets with handpainted wool yarn as embellishment. Top right, is the sleeve of an accidentally-shrunken sweater destined to be a small scented pillow. Imagine using fulled clogs or a bag you made that is a little too plain, and adding color in any number of freeform or planned patterns.
This technique has many other possibilities, which we may not pursue in class. Some folks use roving rather than yarn, and some folks make soft sculpture rather than embellishing pre-made items. Once you get started, the sky is the limit!
Bring anything of your own you wish to embellish, or instructor will bring rectangles of fabric from a shrunken sweater. For accent color, bring small amounts (10 yards or more) of three or four wool/animal fiber yarns. I love Lamb's Pride Worsted wool/mohair for its color range and its denseness, but you can try all sorts of yarns.
Check my Schedule page to see when and where this class is offered next. If you don't see it there, please write me and we'll see what we can do to set up a class at your convenience.
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