(I made this pincushion a long time ago...using a piece of felted sweater)
Small Lap Throw.....or??
This is the second one of these I have made.
They are fairly small, under four feet in length and width.
We use them mostly when we are watching tv and need just a little something,
or when we are sitting out on the porch.
They're also kind of handy to just throw in the car.
This one is made from a piece of Pendleton blanket I found.
Someone else had already cut into it and crafted from parts of it,
that is why the design is offcenter. I had to use it as it was.
The "vine" is made from old sweaters from thrift stores.......shrunk and nicely felted........
The fun thing about sewing with the sweaters is you can manipulate and shape them so easily.
I also shrunk the piece of wool so there are no unraveling worries,
and also that way you don't have to turn the edges under.
The buttons are from my button jars,
odds and ends of embroidery thread were picked up here and there.
However, the floral fabric for the binding was purchased new.
I had it in my head that I wanted to use a floral fabric for
an unexpected contrast, and I couldn't find anything that would work.
I have made several things from felted sweaters,