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