Friday, April 22, 2016

How to Make Felted Hand Warmers

I love how this scarf and the hand warmers, along with the red cowboy boots, so snazzily adorn this solid outfit.  Who wouldn't want to follow this gal where she's going!  


These seamless hand warmers and matching scarf are reminiscent of stained glass with uneven texture, stunning colors and black outlines. With five fingers exposed on each hand along with the textured colors, they also bring to mind the colorful, hillside towns of Italy's Cinque Terre.  They were made from several layers of black wool roving and a vintage sari along with other natural fibers.  

 I made the right and left at the same time using one resist and cut through the felt, to make two, once it was stabilized.




The matching scarf has cords that were formed by cutting in to the felt once it was stabilized. I rolled each cut portion on a bamboo sushi matt to form the cords.  I adorned the cords with both bronze and African beads.





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