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.


Gemma Grace said...

Fantastic little fish!

arlee said...

OMG they are WICKED!!! Now all you need to do is make a dimensional tactile textural textile "aquarium" for them :D