Last year I was looking for a fun craft for my girl scouts to do. I came across this site that had a cute little coin purse that could be wove (woven).?.? We did one coin purse out of regular red heart yarn (poly-blend). It was cute, but I thought I could make it better.. stronger.. faster.. (name that TV show).
I decided if we did the weaving out of wool, we could felt it and make it into a purse or backpack for the girls. We collected wool and eyelash yarn and started out to make our backpacks.
Here would be a great place for me to show you photographs of the work we did.. which I don’t have. This weekend (when we went camping), I made a small bag to hold my external hard drive.
This is right after we felted it.. it’s still wet and kind of misshapen.
This isn’t the actual item I made.. but we wove them on handmade
cardboard looms. (This was a USED postal box just in case you are
a postal person that is having a hard time breathing right now)
Here’s what it looked like before we felted it, and after I took it off
the loom. It was about 8×8 here. After agitating it in hot hot
water for a few minutes, washing it in dish soap… then rubbing
it against it’s self… it shrunk to this:
About 5 x4. I will do a step by step blog on how to do this..
soon. It’s a really cool project to do with your girl scouts,
daughter or friends. I love watching it go from nothing.. to