15 October 2014

felt playing

One of the things that I like about crochet is that it creates a fabric.  It seems obvious, but the fact that a ball of yarn can become something tangible and hold it's shape is thrilling to me. 

And following on from my new obsession with making bowls from yarn, the next logical step would  be to felt them.  I wanted the bowls to have more shape and for the stitches to blend in with each other.

I crocheted a bowl made of 100% wool and popped it in the washing machine on a normal wash - this seems the most basic way to create the felted effect and the results weren't spectacular.

I think that felting by hand might be more suited to me and that is where I'm heading with this newly crocheted bowl.