Guild “report” and felted mittens

Guild was great last night, even though we had some no-shows from regulars (you know who you are!) and we did not start the crochet-along-shawls.  Biggest turnout that I have seen for a meeting (versus a party)–Nancy said there were 29 people there!  Nadine demonstrated/taught needlefelting to some people and we had lots of spinners and knitters and snacks and fellowship!

I made this funny-looking sheep? dog? with 3-d needlefelting.

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Getting ready for White Hart, so I am making felted mittens out of Goodwill sweaters again.  Hey, the queen bought a pair last year!

pict1622I have a pattern I got online for these mittens, but since the evil-crash-of-the-old-hard-drive I only can find the printed copy and I cannot remember where I got it!  So sorry!  You can make your own pattern.  I pre-wash the wool sweaters once and then I cut them out (still a bit big, since you will need to have a seam allowance AND they will still shrink a bit more after sewing), sew them with a whipstitch/blanket stitch on the outside with feltable wool yarn, wash them again.

I am not sure exactly how historically accurate these mittens are, but, as they are simple, I am willing to think they are reasonable for SCA.  For some better documented felted mittens, go here.  But, hey, I’m all about the “creative” in SCA.

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One Response to “Guild “report” and felted mittens”

  1. Nancy Says:

    Grace,
    I love the mittens. I have seen patterns for making them out of sweaters. If I find one, I’ll email it to you.
    Nancy

    P.S. I bought a tri-loom on Ebay last night after I came home from the meeting. 12″ Can’t afford the big ones.

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