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April 25, 2013 / weavingschool

Playing with prefelts

There sure is a lot of versatility with pre-felts. Not only have I used cloth from no longer worn scarves and skirts, I’ve also gotten into making my own base cloths using yarns both commercial and handspun. Here are knitted (both hand and machine) and woven samples. First in their pre-felt stage then shrunken: head hunting anyone?


Machine knitted: left, finished sample; right, pre-felt stage; bottom, knit section


Woven base, left, pre-felt; right, felted


left, hand knit; right, pre-felt


Finished piece with knitted pre-felt sections cut into shapes


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