handmade presents

So, tomorrow is my Mum’s bithday and I decided to make her present. She’s a bit crazy about scarves, so I decided to have a go at making my first ever nuno felted scarf. I learned how to do this at the felting workshop I went along to run by Heartfelt by Liz but that was a few months ago now.
I did my research and bought some merino wool online. Unfortunetely, when it arrived instead of being shades of purple and blue it turned out to be a swampy green colour. I didn’t have time to return it so I did my best with what I had.

Seaweed

It took me around four hours to get the scarf finished, I forgot what a lengthy process it was! I’m still not too happy about the seaweed-like colour but I’m pretty chuffed that I managed to finish the scarf without it falling to pieces. Once I get some better colours I’ll have a go at making another.

Seaweed

I also knit these little hearts from a pattern by Mochimochi to decorate the gift bag:

Knitted heart

Happy Birthday, Mum!

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November 16, 2009. birthday, felting, heartfelt by liz, knitting, merino wool. Leave a comment.

Greenock Telegraph fame.

Two weeks ago I went along to a felting workshop run by Liz Brown of ‘Heartfelt by Liz‘ at the McLean Museum in Greenock.

On the last day a photographer came from the Greenock Telegraph to take some photos for an article on the workshops. Here I am working on my final project.

I made a dark green cloche hat with a lime green lining. I’m still on the look-out for a ribbon to finish it off. As soon as I do, I’ll post some pictures.

July 29, 2009. cloche, felting, hat, heartfelt by liz. Leave a comment.