A little while back, I shared with you all my desire to felt my own woollen clothing in this post. Since then, I have scoured op shops (thrift stores) in my general area and I found these jumpers and a scarf to attempt to felt.
I say attempt, as I am not 100% certain some of the items are wool, and some are a blend, and I have a front loading washing machine, which is great for being gentle on our clothing, but maybe not so good for roughing up wool fibres.
The jumpers & scarf found in op shops ready to be felted
So what’s next? Cutting them up in preparation for felting.
The red cardigan has some lovely little buttons I can salvage and is 96% lambswool and 4% nylon. I really hope this one works as I love the colour.
The purple turtle neck jumper is 80% lambswool and 20% nylon. Not sure if that’s too much nylon, but I guess I will find out soon enough!
The black turtle neck jumper is very fine and thin, but is 100% wool.
The olive green one is going to work just fine. How do I know? It is 100% wool and is already pretty much felted in the body.
The blue surfer dude jumper is so thick and heavy. The labels have been cut out, but I am almost certain it is 100% wool as it is felted just from wear or maybe someone has already hot washed it hehe.
The green jumper is part of someone’s work uniform and is another 80% wool 20% nylon one.
The scarf, well its very attractive I know. I know the fluffy bits are synthetic, but I am hoping that the maroony-purple is wool. Not very hopeful now that I’ve cut it up. I am fairly certain it is all acrylic & geez it made a mess!
I’ll save the next bits until my next post. Stay tuned to see how they work out.