After a number of years of felting now I have many scraps and quite a few prefelts. I am now using some of these to make new pieces to save a few dollars. Last year at tax time I got a good break because my output in money was quite a bit larger than what I made back. Though I never went into felting to make money, I would like to pay for my supplies a little bit. So using garments that I haven't sold, or that I am tired of is one way to save a bit.
This colorful vest was a pretty ugly jacket at one time. Hard to believe now as it looks nothing like its former self. I used several of my prefelts to decorate it and had a great time doing it. I went over to my friend Kathy's and got some great vintage buttons that she got from her father after they closed an old woolen mill. Her father worked in the mill. As you can see in the picture below, I have plenty of felts to use and many garments to consider, though not all of these will be recycled.
|Vest that needs buttons|
|Prefelts on vest|
|Garments for consideration|
|Bucket of prefelts|
On another topic, I want to have a drawing for a hat, but you will have to spread the word to have the drawing. I have been having fun making "Free Form Felted Hats," and I would like to share one, one with a flower. To have the drawing, I want to have at least 5 entries. I think that we can do that. I have changed my header so that there are 2 hats at the top of my blog and those are the hats I am talking about. To enter, just comment and say you are interested. Make sure that I have a way of getting back in touch with you if your name is drawn, email, blog, etc. Also, talk it up with your friends and blogger buddies.
Hope to hear, hugs, Cameron