I've started felting and stitching my pattern into the felt piece.
Some of the design is needle felted roving and some is stitched and embroidered wool thread and yarn.
I got this vintage wool mending thread at a thrift store a while back for 10 cents a package.
At the time, I thought that was kindof a high price for some old packs of wool thread. Then the other day I went online to look for more. Boy was I surprised! These little packets of wool mending thread, that contain 24 - 30 yards of thread, are selling for $1.70 average on ebay! So guess I got a deal...
Too stiff for me, so I went looking for new wool thread and found these skeins of crewel wool for $1.60 per. Each skein contains 80 - 100 yards of yarn. Still not cheap, but at least I got a bit more for my $$.
I've progressed further on my felted piece than shown here, but I haven't gotten more pics yet. I enjoy felting and stitching the pattern in, but about midway thru I start getting antsy to wet felt and shrink the piece - that's the best part!
5 years ago