Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Eyeglass case made from recycled wool sweater

I made an eyeglass holder for myself using a 100% wool sweater I snagged from a workshop grab box (2011)  - loved the color and stripes.  

I washed and dried it several times to felt it (makes cool lint).  It shrunk to about 1/2 the original size.

Once wool is felted it doesn't unravel and cut edges don't really need hemming. The wool also becomes soft and fuzzy and thick. I've also used felted wool to make fingerless mitts.

This eyeglass case qualifies as both Gifted and Made.

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