Christmas is coming so I am still working on fingerless mitts for my guild sale the first weekend in November. One of my scarves made the poster.
I decided to try an experiment with a couple of pairs of Mitts. I wanted to make long cuts to reveal another colour. I wrapped some shrink tubing and some regular tubing like you might use in a fish tank in some wool. I gave it a quick felt to get the wool tight around the tube. I thought this might be the best way to keep the fibers where I wanted them. I placed them between the layers of the mitts.
It worked really well. After I cut the felt and took the tubes out I steamed them and opened up the slits. They are purple and pink and pink and purple but the cameras seems to think the purple is blue. I think it is because the wool of the table is so yellow.
This is what they look like on. Sorry the pictures are bad I had to take it on my own arm.
They turned out really well . I think I could have used less wool around the inclusions. I think I might felt them more next time too.
the other thing I did recently was make a matching set of hat and mitts. I added some silk to both, scrunching it up to make it very textured. One small part didn’t stick down properly on the hat and will need a couple of stitches.
I have more hats on the go and need to do some scarves before the sale but I think things are going well so far. Have you tried anything new recently?