Saturday, June 7, 2008

What do you think of this?

So I made this out of a felted sweater.  It was gorgeous yarn and probably very expensive sweater but I got it for 99 cents and threw it in the wash.  It shrank up really small and sturdy so I threw it in a  pile for a few months and then pulled it out and made this basket.   I folded the edge down and put some strapping band  inside to make it hold it's shape and sewed it all together with wool yarn.  Is it good or too lumpy?

5 comments:

jillytacy said...

I like it! It's amazing what you can do with a wool sweater that's been felted. When I think of the number of wool items I have accidentally shrunk then thrown out over the years I'm sad. If only I had known that I could have used them for crafting. Now I try to shrink wool items!

Knitsonya said...

I like it - I think you could even make the stitching stand out more, make it a design element. That's my secret.

mrmonkeysuit said...

Very cute and a great way to re-purpose something that may have ended up as landfill. Double function, I like it!

susan said...

how did i miss this post??
i think it is gorgeous. i love the colors and there is just something about fulled wool
what will you put in it? little bits of lovelies?

Regina said...

It's WAY cool!