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Cashmere Sweater Scraps for Crafting — Blueberry

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These are scraps from the felted cashmere sweaters I've used to make my line of baby hats. I have more than I can ever use, but I can't bare to toss this material, it's too good! The fabric is lusciously soft, and the felting process makes it thick and sturdy, with edges that won't unravel. These scraps are perfect for patchwork, appliques, making small plush toys, and adding a little bit of soft structure to any sewing project. I've even used them as the inner layer for a bra, which worked great! This felted 100% cashmere knit fabric is a great natural fiber alternative to polyester fleece.

This is a collection of scraps for those of you who just like blue, in almost every possible shade, which I called "blueberry." You'll get the exact pieces shown in the first picture.

These are real scraps; they are odd shapes, and sizes anywhere from a few inches to around 10 inches long. They may still have seams and edges attached, and may have small holes from their previous lives. They are clean, having been washed multiple times as part of the felting process. The ruler in the picture is marked in inches for scale.

Each set contains 12 oz of scraps, about as many as I can stuff into a gallon-size plastic bag and keep it light enough to ship via First Class Mail. This should be enough material for a whole bunch of appliques, a patchwork pillow top, or 1 or more plush critters (depending on size). If you would like more scraps for a bigger project, please contact me. There are more where these came from.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, before or after you purchase. Custom color requests are welcome.

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I intend my work to be quality and to last for years. If you have a problem or question about your purchase, please contact me! I will replace or repair items lost or damaged in shipping, or that fail because of something I did. If your dog eats it, I would be happy to fix that as well, for a small charge.


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FAQ: What is the difference between wet felting, knitting and felting, recycled felt, etc.?

A: True "wet felting" involves making fabric, in flat or 3-D shapes, starting with just brushed wool. No sewing, knitting or stitching is involved, every piece is attached at the same time the felt is made and thus is permanently fused into the whole. Hot water, a little soap and a LOT of agitation in the form of rubbing and rolling are all that is used. If you look closely at some of my wet felted bags, you can see a “shadow” where some of the fibers from the inner layer have migrated all the way to the top layer around the bottom and sides.

Recycled felt, and knitting and felting, employ the same natural process, but starting with yarn and fabric that is already made. If you have ever washed a wool sweater in the washing machine by accident, and it came out tiny and stiff, you are familiar with this type of felting. Many knitters make their projects much bigger and looser than normal, to allow for lots of shrinkage in the felting process. Woven fabric can also be finished this way, the historical term is "fulling" which is also used by wet felters to mean the second (shrinking) stage of the felting process.

Needle felting (which I don't do) is a dry process, using a barbed needle. It allows for very fine sculptural effects with a small amount of wool, but is generally not durable enough for to hold together in a hard-wearing item.

If you have more questions, I am happy to answer them, just let me know!