Posts Tagged ‘bracelet’

Think of it as a work in progress. This is the first time I tried this technique and the result is not perfect, but at least it looks like it’ll work with a few changes.

The idea was to make a partially felted bracelet by combining a beautiful hand-spun wool yarn with an eyelash yarn in similar colors.

The surface of the bracelet would be decorated with “beads” of plain wool on top. I knit a bracelet-size piece, about 8″ long and 2″ wide, and then stitched little mounds of the wool yarn on top and did the felting thing.

The problem is I didn’t make the wool beads big enough, so I added more yarn for the next trip through the washing machine and the new yarn didn’t mesh well with the original beads. The end result isn’t bad — okay, it is pretty awful! — but it’ll be a lot better next time!

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You can do so many things with it, in addition to knitting, of course. For example, I was  working on a new camisole and really  wanted something to complement the pale green and orange color scheme. So I searched the etsy listings for green and orange yarn and found “Mr. McGregor’s Garden” by frommyartoyours.

Perfection! Just the right colors, plus I loved the fact that it’s so animal friendly and uses faux cashmere, something I’d never heard of.  It arrived a few days later and was even better than I expected — very soft and lush, perfect for embellishing lingerie. So here’s the work in progress, with various elements still needing to be attached.

The yarn trim isn’t knitted, it’s sewn on and beaded, so it looks almost like a necklace.

Finally, just for fun, I made a funky little bracelet with the same yarn.


All this and there’s still lots more yarn to work with! Thank you, frommyarttoyours!!!