16 December 2010

DIY 17

The super fast recycled shawl
Do you need to make a Christmas present really quick and don’t have any money? Why not make a recycled shawl.
You need: An old shawl made of 100 % wool, maybe one you have knitted yourself ages ago and never wore or one you bought at the jumble sale last winter. You also need some merino wool but if you are not a felter like me you can use wool yarn in different colors instead or granny squares or other tiny stuff made of wool. The most important thing is to use 100 % wool or it won’t felt.

Spread your shawl out on a synthetic piece of fabric.Make a nice pattern using your wool, yarn or granny squares. I went for a flower pattern using merino wool.

Sprinkle hot soap water over the shawl and “fasten” the wool by using circular movements with your hands.

Roll the shawl and the fabric together and secure it with strings in a few places.
Throw it in the spin dryer for between 3-10 minutes. Check it out often by unrolling it and see if the wool has stuck to the shawl. If you let it stay in the spin dryer for too long you risk having made a kettle holder and not a shawl….

Tadah! Done! Now you can embellish it with some embroidery if you like!


1 comment:

LiLi M. said...

I have the wool, now I have the tutorial...now where do I find the time?
Thanks and a happy day to you Jeanette!