Monday, October 03, 2005
Month of Softies - September
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September's Month of Softies was to challenge yourself to try something new or difficult or unusual. I decided to use some wool tops I've had in the cupboard for years to make felt. I made these felt fish. I layered the wool and wrapped it around a washing liquid ball. Then I put it in the cut off leg of a pair of old tights and tied it tight. For one of the fish, I put small pieces of fabric in the felt layers. Then I put them all through a hot wash cycle in the machine, and left them to dry. I made a cut where I wanted the mouth to be and eased out the plastic balls. I buttonhole stitched around the slashed mouths and sewed on different sized buttons to make the eyes. The fins and tails are tassels in toning knitting yarns.