Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hand Felted Brooch

This was a fun brooch I made. A long piece of felt with added coloured pieces added at random.
Felted using the wet method, let it dry and then rolled it into a circle. I then sewed them together and added a brooch clip at the back. It is 20 cm from top to bottom. click on it to see the colours. Posted by Picasa

Cardigan for Charlie

Above photo is of the Hand spun yarn I made in preparation for Charlies cardigan.
I did a rough sample of what I would need in weight and needed almost 500gms.
I spun it up and then dyed it with Brown, Red and Blue
Next was my challenge to find a pattern. I looked at many patterns but used fine wool, as mine is thick and chunky I had to do a bit of maths and with a few sample pieces.
I am happy with the final result and must write down instructions in case I need it for later and increase the stitches as he grows up.Posted by Picasa