Lovely philosophy from FeltWerker on why she uses and chooses recycled wool felt over virgin felt wool.
Feltwerker says she is drawn to recycled wool sweaters because:
Working with recycled sweaters is very inspiring, the colors are so vibrant the texture so nubby and of course repurposed. My goal is to produce functional objects that bring out a soulful response to ooh and ahh and caress. A frequent comment to my flower pins is ‘they look like candy!’
Resale shops are my favorite place to shop and where I find fabulous sweaters for felting.
Sometimes I feel like I am drowning in felt! My goal is to use all of the scraps that I create. It’s definitely a challenge. Help me out by buying scraps. You’ll love them!
As an animal lover, when you use recycled wool, less animals have to go through (what they go through) for the use of their wool. And as an environmentally friendly option, reclaimed wool is easier on the planet when you think of the energy saved by not creating virgin wool.
The cute pillow pictured above is one of FeltWerker’s creations and it features recycled felt wool from a gently used sweater and wool inside to make it nice and plump to lay on. It’s quite adorable and from the looks of it, seems to be well crafted as well.
For more such lovely pieces, visit FeltWerker on Etsy.