After having finished the felted wool handbag, I thought I’d fish out the rest of my felted wool scraps, intending to make something else to use them up. It turns out that I have a lot more than I thought.
I collected these a few years ago from various sources. Most of these had to travel here from the US and some incurred unexpected additional import tax charges, which is why I didn’t repeat the exercise. I can’t remember what I intended to do with them originally. Most are recycled, from old blankets and clothing; some are my own hand-dyed craft felt. Given that I have about four times more than I thought, I wondered if I could randomly stitch them down to something quite large.
I’m thinking of a lap quilt for the winter: felted wool on one side, soft fleece on the other. The felted wool doesn’t quite fit right to the edge of the fleece, leaving a border of about 8″ on each side. I’ll either cut off the excess fleece to make the wool throw a little smaller, or I’ll add a border in some other kind of fabric. I’m also thinking you could use this same technique with any kind of fabric, randomly stitched to a fleece backing.