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I received an exquisite hooded Cashmere sweater four or five years ago as a Christmas present and it became one of my favorite feel good garments. Two winters ago I took it out of summer storage and when I went to wear it I saw two Moth holes in the front. I could not wear it and I had no yarn that would repair its pristine condition where it could be worn as a dressy sweater.Every so often I would look at it and try to think of how to repair it because I was not ready to washer felt it into a felted piece of wool Cashmere for a purse. As Emily Dickinson put it “A thought went up my mind to-day” and I rephrased “that was not there before!” Needle felt something on it and create a flower or design. I am not much of a floral person and I do love abstract designs.

So using a lovely roving mixed with a metallic thread that I received from our Jamie Chan Indie Crafts editors shop, Mary Jane’s Attic. I did felt abstract circles, first on the foam felting pad and after carefully lifting them from the pad on the sweater I felted the designs on the front of the sweater. Like magic, I now have a lovely trendy sweater.

By Linda Lanese


4 Comments so far

  1. Chris on December 2, 2007 6:16 am

    Very clever! Pretty colors you chose to be trendy with.

  2. floral design on December 2, 2007 6:47 pm

    [...] Repairing a Cashmere Sweater Using Roving [...]

  3. Jamie on December 3, 2007 9:24 pm

    Wow!!!!! This is lovely. Thanks so much for the mention Linda! The sweater turned out great!

  4. Thank you Linda! · Indie Crafts @ CraftGossip on December 4, 2007 10:07 am

    [...] Just a little shout out to thank my fellow editor Linda Lanese of Felting Craft Gossip Blog! Linda did some great DIY embellisment with a little bit of my roving, her Clover Felting Tool and a well loved sweater cashmere sweater. Check out details on her blog! Link Here. [...]

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