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Make felt beads from wool sweaters

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Make felt beads from wool sweaters
Make felt beads from wool sweaters
Make felt beads from wool sweaters
Make felt beads from wool sweaters
Make felt beads from wool sweaters

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You need to know how to use a sewing machine

Pattern Description:

How to make 100's and 100's of 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" felt beads at a time from recycled wool sweaters. not a wisp of roving in sight!!
This is an ECO-Friendly technique for making felt beads that I think you will find to be incredibly satisfying.
I discovered quite by accident that I could make felt beads from my thrifted wool sweaters. I take every opportunity I have to experiment with felting techniques that pertain to wool sweaters.... The possibilities are endless.
Many, many, many sweaters later I finally believe I have come up with the perfect technique for making hundreds if not thousands of wool beads all at once ... Your hands won't touch a drop of water.
The reason I went through so many sweaters was because I had to be sure about what kinds of wool sweaters produced consistent results.
I feel truly blessed that I chanced upon this idea, I worked very diligently in developing this exciting technique.
I only ask that you respect my discovering and owning this idea.
Make a million beads if you like, use them in your jewelry designs and crafting projects.
Please do not sell or copy this Pdf file for your personal gain.
All images and written instructions copyright 2009, WOOLLY FABULOUS LTD
All rights reserved, for personal use only.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4" felt beads


  • recycled, knitted 100% wool sweaters

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine