Hand knitted felt placemat. I knitted this with genuine real wool yarn, then machine washed in hot water, which felted the wool. Be sure to do a test piece first if you are unsure if your yarn is feltable. Any pure wool should felt. Check the washing instructions and if it says hand wash only in cold water, chances are it will felt in hot water. Panda make a range of special felt able yarns. It pays to get yarns from the same lot number if possible.
I MADE THIS LIGHT SHADE MYSELF AND IT WAS REALLY EASY AND INEXPENSIVE TO DO.
I BOUGHT THE FRAME FOR MY LAMP SHADE AT MY LOCAL CRAFT STORE
I USED KNITTING YARN TO DECORATE MY SHADE. THE PROCESS WAS REALLY SIMPLE. I CHOSE MY COLOURS AND WRAPPED THEM AROUND THE FRAME IN STRIPES. AS I STRETCHED THE YARN AROUND THE FRAME I LOOPED IT AROUND EACH OF THE WIRE SEGMENTS TO ANCHOR IT.
I USED SYNTHETIC YARN BECAUSE IT COMES IN SUCH BRIGHT COLOURS.
IT’S ALWAYS LOVELY TO FILL YOUR HOME WITH HANDMADE DECOR.