Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Beaten Gold, Felted Alpaca

Hi Dear Folk,

What kind of a friend sends a parcel in the mail to you of a shrunken alpaca cardigan? A friend who knows you very well.  I would call felted alpaca the beaten gold of the felted yarn world.

A coworker of my friend shrunk this alpaca cardigan, it is so small.  I'm sure they wanted to cry, I would have done.

Obviously they didn't read the instructions, or it just slipped in with the regular wash, it smells lovely and fresh.  It happens to us all sooner or later.

So the decision where to cut into this and what to make out of it, every little piece is precious.  So I took the buttons off and the labels, cut the sleeves off and cut them open.

What to make? I'm thinking possibly a hat, or two hats, combining this with other fabrics, I have velvet in mind, embroidery, who knows a creation develops as you go.

Thank you C. for thinking of me.



  1. Can't wait to see your creation!!

  2. Im so pleased you like it! I can't wait to see the end result of your creation. It hung around the office and I left a note that I had a dear friend who would love this. They were so happy something good could come out of this! So when you post the finished result I will take it into work and I am sure they will be amazed!

  3. Look forward to the finished result.

  4. So sorry for your friend but so happy for you, the possibilities are endless.

  5. What a shame, I'm sure it was a beautiful sweater before it shrunk. Love the colour! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make this into...I wish I was more creative. One day :)


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