What are ReWoolables? They are upcycled hand-made items from felted wool sweaters. Felted wool has been “ultra-shrunk”. I do this in my home with boiling water and my laundry machines. Once a wool sweater has been “fulled” or “felted”, it won’t unravel at the edges. Because the sweater is used up, each ReWoolables piece is one-of-a-kind; there isn’t enough material left over for me to repurpose into an identical piece.
I find the wool sweaters at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales. But not just the wool comes from these treasure hunts; I pick up my sewing notions, embellishments and other materials too. Not much in a ReWoolable item is brand new. I might cut up salvaged curtains and use them as liners for a purse. Old buttons become fasteners.
Since felted wool forms a dense fiber and it is heat and water resistant, it makes a great natural choice for coasters, hot pads and trivets. Slippers, mittens, hats, scarves, blankets…just about whatever you can think of!
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