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Friday, September 29, 2006

Shrinkage




A while back I bought this long wool pashmina for six Canadian dollars at a thrift store. Unfortunately these pictures don’t do it justice. The photo is lacking the brilliant teal tone threaded through the color. I hung it on a closet door so you could see the length. Hoping I’d also capture the more accurate color. It’s closer to the true color which also matches the walls in my upstairs loft. My plan is to wash and shrink it, as part of the felting process. It will be made into a purse, which I saw sold at an Art show for eighty dollars. I sure hope it works. The first one will be for my daughter. If I’m successful I may be on the hunt for more old wool sweaters and scarves to make as Christmas presents. Half the battle will be finding colors trendy enough. It’s my first try, so wish me luck.

1 comment:

Maryellen said...

My daughter made some really beautiful shrunk wool pillow covers. It really creates beauty.

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