Interested in making a felted wool sweater blanket, possibly with my new class? Sign up for free access to a video I’ve put together, Find and Choose Good Sweaters for Felting. It gives pointers on how to select great sweaters for making a blanket. This also adds your email to The Green Sheep newsletter list. (If you’re already on the newsletter list, your email won’t be duplicated.)
Read on ↓↓↓ for more about the new class.
Oh, my—I just got to spend a beautiful, restful time in GREEN (England and Wales; these photos are all Wales), and I am excited to be back and launching my blanket class!
Have you been dreaming of making a blanket from wool sweaters you’ve collected? But you don’t know where to begin? Maybe you’re afraid of ruining the sweaters or hesitant that your blanket won’t turn out to be full of the loveliness you imagine. I know all those feelings!
At the tail end of September I’ll begin walking a group of blanket-makers step-by-step through the process of making a “sweater blanket” from upcycled wool sweaters. The class includes video and written instructions so you can choose your favorite learning style. If that described you in the paragraph above, consider joining the Felted Wool Blanket Master Class with me.
In addition to teaching the mechanics of putting together a basic “Green-Sheep style” blanket, I’ll also help you think through and plan the design stage of your unique blanket using the sweater colors and textures you have available. The course is designed as a work-along class, presented in three sections of 2 weeks each, to enable you to actually finish your blanket. Also, since you have complete freedom to decide on the size of blanket you make, you can influence how much time you will need to spend on the project. (The larger the blanket, the more time required.)
This class’ super-power is that we’ll have a private Facebook page throughout the project, a virtual meeting place for asking questions, getting input from me, sharing what we’re doing, encouraging each other and designing together. This part is really fun!
What is a basic “Green-Sheep style” blanket, you ask? It is—
- a blanket made from strips of felted wool sweaters of similar weights
- it consists of one layer and has very narrow raw seams on its backside (to preserve the wool’s gorgeous drape and avoid any machine-washed surprises from variations in felting)
- it’s bound with a bias binding also made from a wool sweater
The techniques for this style of blanket, once learned, are easily transferred to other creative blanket ideas!
Interested? Find more information about the course here. Also, I’ll send you a link to a helpful video about how to begin collecting your sweaters for designing a blanket! Just sign up here:
Questions about anything? Contact me via this form.
4 thoughts on “Blanket-Making Class is Open for Enrollment!”
I’m thinking of making a baby blanket out of cashmere sweaters, but in your video about choosing sweaters for blankets, you seemed to indicate cashmere would be best for a binding? What do you think? Also, I was thinking of making French seams on it…
Hi, Margaret! You will have a beautiful baby blanket if you make it from cashmere sweaters–really wonderful! French seams could be lovely. I haven’t tried them but would love to hear what you think after experimenting. I think I’ve talked about prefering merino wool and cashmere sweaters for making the binding–their fineness keeps the binding from getting too chunky. Sounds like you are on your way! (I’m sorry I missed your note here the day you posted it. We have been getting our home ready to list THIS WEEK, photos and all, and it has been crazy. There may have been many lost hours of sleep involved. Thank you for your patience!)
Loved the photos! Good luck with the class!
Thanks, Jeleta! Thank goodness for all that English hospitality and Wales peacefulness we got to be the recipients of. Rejuvenating 🙃