Friday, January 14, 2011

Felted Pincushion

My mom is an avid quilter. She started a quilt group in her area, and recently asked me if I could felt a pincushion for her group, to be given away in a raffle (if I remember correctly).

Here's what I came up with. The inside is raw, unwashed wool from Purl. The lanolin in the fleece should be good for the needles and help it glide through fabric. Because raw wool smells like sheep (which I like, but others might not) and is greasy, I wrapped it with clean white roving.

Then I felted a 9-patch quilt pattern on it with other roving I had in my stash. The center square is wool from a Cheviot ewe I sheared and dyed with Kool-Aid (the wool, not the ewe).

I hope the quilt ladies like it!


Becky said...

I LOVE it! Great job, Kate! That would have been funny if you dyed the sheep with Kool-aide! hehe Whoever the lucky winner is will surely love it!

Kim said...

Oh, you should put some of those in your etsy shop!

Deb said...

It is a winner Katie! I know the ladies will want one and I also want one but I want to buy it from you this time. The person who completes the most from their UFO (unfinished objects) list will win the pincushion! Lucky them! It really came out perfectly! I will special order the design and colors I want, soon. Thank you Katie and I hope to get you an order or two next month. Love and hugs, Momma

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