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Making Fabric and Yarn with Sweaters

with Blair Stocker

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About The Class

two ways to transform old sweaters.

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.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    How and Why to Reuse a Sweater

    03:35
  2. 02

    How to Felt a Sweater

    07:31
  3. 03

    How to Make Felted Flowers

    13:49
  4. 04

    Adding a Contrast Color to your Felted Flower

    06:57
  5. 05

    Basics of Unraveling a Sweater

    22:07
  6. 06

    Teaching the Simple Crochet Stitch

    26:09

Meet Your Expert

Blair Stocker

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 ... read more

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  • pdf Project 1 - Felted Flowers.pdf
  • pdf Tips for Using Upcyled Sweaters.pdf
  • pdf Project 2 - Unravel Sweater.pdf

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  • Carol Willyn Maple

    Carol Willyn Maple

    March 2018

    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.

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