Sunday, September 03, 2006

This is my first 'real' piece of work on a sewing machine. I inherited the machine itself from my Nanna who sadly passed away several years ago. My Aunty Sue showed me how to thread it up and showed me some of the basic stitches yesterday and this is the end result.


Blogger Daisy Lupin said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and nice to meet you, just had a quick look around yours, lovely jewellery, will come back when I have more time and look closer. No I have never tried felt, my daughter once went to a felt making class when she was a kid and made a set of juggling balls. wouldn't know how to go about making it, is it something to do with boiling wool until it felts? Could you tell me more or point me in the right direction, I'm always open to suggestions.

9/03/2006 1:42 PM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

Dear Daisy Lupin, you can buy "wool tops" already carded and coloured in craft shops or online. To make balls you very gently roll together strands of the wool tops and then emerse in a bowl of water and soap/washing up liquid, then roll gently round between palms of hands until felted into a ball shape, rinse, then leave to dry.
If you wanted to make flat felt, lay strands out in layers and rub gently with water and soap, can put between sheets of bubble wrap, or those chinese rush table mats too, keeps it flat. Also search online "handmade felt" I have found lots of tips and demonstrations.

9/03/2006 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Dale said...

Penny - Dab hand with that sewing machine eh!!! I can't even thread the old machine my mother has - neither can she!!! Useless the pair of us!!
Enjoyed reading through all the new parts to your blog, lots of interesting new items of jewellery been added, Lovely!
looking forward to seeing more. Keep up the good work you two!

9/04/2006 12:23 PM  

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