Tangled Wool

At Oakville Grocery the other day, while in for a cup of coffee to go I found these…

Its motto “Rediscover wool”.

I thought how ‘retro’, how genius, how innovative and somehow modern and old-world at the same time.  I remembered how I made felted slippers decades ago, in my spinning class, by the same method of felting wool fleece into sheets of batting, then cutting the pieces from the batting to sew into slippers. Made me think… and remember how I did it.

I have made a tutorial of how to make wool scraps into felted wool scrubbers >> scrappy scrubbers .  They are seriously tough stuff folks!

Try something fun and innovative, and ecologically sensitive too! Recycle your yarn scraps into something useful, for scrubbing your skin (I even cut small rounds like the facial buffs you can buy, for face scrubbing), dishes,  anything else you might think to use them for. Stack them up and give as a gift!   When it is time to throw out after many uses, you can cut it up and compost, for natural hair makes great compost, and nothing is wasted. As you can see, I’ve made a few gifts from them, and think they are quite interesting and artful too.

Gather up your yarn scraps!

jenjoycedesign© yarn-scraps

These odd bits of wool which get vacuumed up or gathered and tossed, offered up outside to give to the birds, or in a bag for future ideas… now they can be bound for glorious new life!
Gather up all scraps from your recent needlework involving pure animal hair or wool (sheep wool, mohair, rabbit, yak, musk ox…if it had four legs, it’s perfect for this!) because forthcoming I am going to show you in a new tutorial, how you can transform these scraps into a very useful, cheerful, and ecologically conscious little gift ~~ for another, or for yourself!