I had originally wanted to make this flower out of a thrifted 100% wool sweater. One that I bought for fifty cents. When I tried to felt it, it wouldn’t felt. Two washes with hot water, a bit of soap and nothing. It’s probably a treated sweater that won’t felt. Is there anything else that might work?
Anyway, I used fabric and it turned out okay, i guess. Kinda shaggy. The whole purpose was to show-off these beautiful Toho Glass Seed Beads from Artbeads. These beads are very pretty, kinda irridescent, so they add a bit of sparkle, which I like. I also used them on my Valentine hearts.
That second picture above, makes me want to make a beaded headband. Wouldn’t that be pretty. Maybe on brown or gray fabric. Hmmm, something to think about.
Anyway, I machine stitched, beaded and then cut slits and rolled it up into a flower. Added a bit of craft felt on the back to secure it, some leaves and a pin. A bit tedious I know, but sometimes tedious is good.
So let me know about the non-felt-able wool sweater. Should I give up, do something else with it? Please give me some ideas.