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My Favorite Purple Sweater

January 21, 2014

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My favorite purple sweater had seen better days, but I could not bear to part with it. I have slight obsession with felted wool, so I decided to felt it and see what happened. It felted up really well and was actually a nice compliment to the six or seven other purple sweaters that I had felted and was hoarding in my “fabric” closet. This past weekend I decided that the time had come to do something with all of this beautiful felted wool. The result is my new felted wool hat and scarf. Both are lined with a deep plum Polartec fleece so they will be super warm

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I used an Accuquilt die to make the flower on the hat and then I repeated this pattern on the ends of the scarf.

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I decided to try to use some buttons that I had made for the centers of the flowers on the scarf. This past summer I became temporarily fixated on making buttonsĀ  out of Fimo clay. I used candy molds and added holes for thread. I really liked the results, but had not yet found a use for them. I kind of like them on the scarf, but they might be a little to arts and craftsy. I don’t know…the jury is still out.

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So theĀ  best thing about this hat and scarf set is that the scarf has pockets. It’s a scarf that warms your neck and your hands. Or, it’s a scarf that doubles as a phone holder. Take your pick!

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From → Stuff I Made

4 Comments
  1. Margaret permalink

    Darling combo … nice work!

  2. Anna Keeton permalink

    Excellent sweater refashions!

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