Category Archives: sewing/hand

tool patch

For a friend’s favorite work jeans = a use for the silly power tool print! Large patches stitched behind both knees, the one that was already torn through got additional tools fused on.

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felt flower brooch

Finally, for the new year, some “making”….leftover felted and unfelted wool trimmings, random beads, a tiny bit of roving…loosening up the rusty creative gears.

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2 pot cosy

  A gift for a friend to fit over 2 extremely different pots – a tall thin coffee pot and a short fat tea pot. The colors were chosen to coordinate with the kitchen decor. Body is a felted sweater … Continue reading

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catnip fish

A fun and fast gift for a friend’s kitties. I received a video of the reactions! So I made one for mine and it was snubbed. Felted sweaters and random embroidery floss, stuffed with vintage polyfill and organic catnip.

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more hole chasing

The second of the friend’s much-loved thrift shop sweaters that had been used as meals by the moths. This time mended with needle-felted roving; much quicker and easier than the thread used previously, especially since this piece had more and larger … Continue reading

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begone holes

A friend’s beloved thrift shop find was munched by moths. I mended the holes, then covered them with Japanese Banku thread. For the bottom squiggle I was able to needle-felt the thread into place, but it would not stay attached … Continue reading

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tunic blouse, revised

  Thrift store tunic find: loved the crazy abstract floral watercolors and the fit, except for the prissy, too tight sleeves. So, off they came. It would have worked sleeveless, but I don’t wear sleeveless. Old (ancient but unworn) t-shirt to … Continue reading

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needle case

I have accumulated dozens of packages of needles over time, sometimes for specific needs, sometimes because the package is vintage and wonderful. My go-to package was in dire straits. Inspired by Local and Bespoke’s needle case (http://localandbespoke.com/2013/08/05/small-things/), I made one … Continue reading

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j’s french press cozy

What do you mean it’s not for me?

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Opa french press cozy

This was a favorite sweater vest belonging to my grandfather. It ended up in my parents’ attic where it was snacked on by moths. Needle-felting additions took care of the holes, and now it keeps the french press coffee warm. … Continue reading

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