Over time sweaters can lose their shape and their appeal, but through felting and yarn-making they can find a new purpose. In Making Fabric and Yarn with Sweaters, you’ll learn how to transform old tops into new and useful goods.
Blair Stocker is committed to bringing new meaning to old stuff. In this class, she’ll teach you two ways to transform old sweaters. First you’ll learn about felting – Blair will teach you how to:
Assess the potential of the fabric
Turn your wool sweater into felting fabric
Shape felt into flowers
You’ll also learn how to disassemble a sweater and turn it back into yarn. You’ll learn how to:
Unravel a sweater to preserve length
Handle the materials so they are easy to reuse
Get started on your next project with a simple crochet stitch
Not only is reusing existing materials good for the environment, it is also a great way to unwind and relax. Blair will offer tips on managing the process so it’s fun, mellow, and produces raw materials you’ll be excited to create with again.
Blair Stocker has been a modern crafter and prolific “creative” her whole life. After a career in apparel and textile design, she began her blog, Wise Craft blog in 2005, as a way to stay connected to her own creative
I just love learning new ideas for craft projects. I wish I had known about this when I ruined all those wool sweaters in the wash. I could have made felted flowers. The reason I wanted to watch initially was to learn how to unravel sweaters to save money on yarn.