Monday, March 02, 2015

Fingerless Gloves From Wool Blanket


Locked in the cold as I am, I am still looking for ways to stay warm.
These new fingerless gloves were a fun project over the weekend as our weather forecasters predicted we will break all records for the most consecutive days of below freezing temperatures in my part of the world.


My gloves are upcycled from an old wool blanket I purchased antiquing in the summer.
Dragging this thick blanket home in the heat was not something I enjoyed, but I am really glad I did.
As soon as I saw the label I knew I would use it to make mittens.
I washed it in hot water twice and it is virtually felted.


I can cut my pattern and not worry about hemming.  
I really wanted to include some of the original ribbon edging 
so I made sure to cut in areas where the ribbon was nice.


I sewed these two gloves in moments.


I was already working on some beading in my lap tray and thought this filigree added something extra special to my mittens.


A few more beads and pearls and I can now wear these anywhere!

2 comments :

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a great project, Carmi. I love that your gloves cover more of the wrist than most store-bought ones.

I hope they help keep you comfy through the rest of this record cold winter.

Sending warm thoughts ...

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