wooly wednesday: wool & lavender

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image / hand made by sheepy hollow

lavender wool wash

DIY Lavender Wool Wash by Ivy Nest

moth sachets filled with herbs and cinnamon

DIY Modern Mothballs / Herbal Sachet here.

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Sheep Brooch

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Did we already ‘talk’ about these sheepy brooches? They’re very similar  to the woolly sheep doilies (w/o the lace doily sandwiched between the wool layers). Read that post here.

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All I did was wet felt a handful of wool roving and wool locks/staples (for additional texture). The majority of work was spent making the little oven-fired clay faces!

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… painted black and stitched them into place on the felt.

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Add a bar pin back or a piece of thread for an Easter tree decorated with sheepy ornaments?!

 

forced blooms

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Mindless wet felting; playing with wool to create Spring blooms!

No real ‘method’ to my felting madness. Grab a wisp of this and that hand dyed wool roving, layering as you ‘stack’ colors. The more layers/wool, the thicker your finished piece.

If you’d like additional texture, add little pieces of scrap yarn or wool snippets to the mix, before felting. Working over the kitchen sink or dishpan, rub a little (hand made) soap onto your hands (or directly onto the wool). Alternate hot & cold water and a little rubbing action/elbow grease. An old vintage wash board works well and suits my purpose!

Blot with towel and air dry. Once dry, embellish with a few beads, buttons or embroidery stitches. Add a pin-back and viola!! Sweet blooms!!

Oh, happy day!