Since that time, I have moved on from tailoring into quilting, and now found new possibilities for wool that has been agitated and spun into a much smaller, felted life. Recently, my sister gave me an old wool sweater to "play" with. Into the washer it went. It came out reduced from extra-large to mini and had a wonderful, soft hand.
Instead of trying to mend the holes, I emphasized them by adding stitching around the edges.
The wool really played off the blue of this piece of batik. And the path continues..........
Inspired by the beaded work of Mary Stori and others, I am now in the process of adding beads and stitching to my wool piece.
So this week, I have two hand projects going. When I am tired of hand-quilting my star quilt, I can take a creative break and add more stitching and beading to my small wool piece.
By the way, does anyone have an idea for a sweater with a large hole in the tummy? Maybe a giant quilt block appliqued on the front???