Monday, August 21, 2006

Another Jumper bag...

Here is another jumper bag, this is my favourite so far. I love the colours. It was a monsoon jumper I acquired at a jumble sale, and to be honest I did think twice about felting it!! The flower is a detachable brooch, so it could be worn on a coat lapel. I have also made a choker to match and am working on some cuffs.

I have managed to get my hands on some old knitting machines so I can knit my own fabric to felt. I had a go on the knitmaster, and managed an inch before it all went wrong. I only had DK in my stash and think it's too thick, so I'll have to get some more wool (what a shame). The other machine is a singer, double bed, but unfortunately it has no instructions and it looks very complicated. I'll have to keep an eye on eBay for instruction manuals.

3 comments:

feltedfibers said...

Hi Beth, Lovely colours. Try using alternate needles with DK and higher tension it should work better for you.
Jenny.

Beth said...

Thank you, I did try alternate needles and managed to knit about a cm more but it still got tangled and came off the needles at the end. It is very dusty so may be it justs needs a good clean!

feltedfibers said...

I agree with you a good clean and oil should do it and maybe an extra weight?
Jenny