I'm very new to all this felting (or felling) business. I've had a crack at felting some old sweaters in the wash, and mostly they have been coming out quite well. I found this big ugly sweater at the op shop recently and was feeling in the mood for a little refashioning ala clutterpunk style. I had visions of this fabulous chunky cardi with short sleeves and chunky buttons. It looked so wonderful.... in my head.
I thought this would be perfect. A nice soft knit, quite light, loose weave. I thought (with my limited felting knowledge) that this wouldn't felt up too tightly, being a loose knit. As it was also obviously handmade I had no idea of fibre content, so I was flying blind. Maybe not a good idea.
I'm sure it would make a great re-fashion statement for a 6 month old, what do you think?
Please excuse the disgusting mess on my carpet in that top photo. I'm in tidy mode in my craft room this week, the results of which I hope to reveal in Thursdays creative space.