free pincushion patterns....lots of cute ones

pattico_gwOctober 2, 2009

There are 60 of them...

I thought I posted this here about an hour ago....but can't find it anywhere.

so I'm trying again...

Some of them take felted wool...I bought some wool sweaters today at the Goodwill and washed them in hot water to felt them...I got a rusty red one , an olive green vest, and an off white sweater. I've already washed the colored ones...the olive green one worked but the redish one didn't...

Have any of you tried this before? I made sure the sweaters were at least 90% wool....Do I need to maybe boil water for them?

patti

Here is a link that might be useful: pin cushions

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grandma_bonnie

WOW!!! Amazing patterns and tutorials - LOVE the combination pincushion and thread catcher. Thanks for the share!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2009 at 12:23PM
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concretenprimroses

What fun, thanks for posting.
kathy

    Bookmark   October 7, 2009 at 2:28PM
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posieh

I understand that you need to wash the sweaters in really super hot water. Maybe do an Internet search and you'll find the answers. Good luck!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2009 at 9:53PM
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pattico_gw

I'm wondering if instead of sweaters...how about using wool fabric...like skirts from thrift store...

Does that work..anyone know?

patti

    Bookmark   October 24, 2009 at 11:57PM
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kudzukween

i've seen the cutest things made from felted wool. i didn't even know what it was for the longest time! look on etsy :D
i can't find wool anything down here, but i keep looking at the thrift stores, and maybe one day....thanks for the pincushions links, i am in need of some new ideas!
cherry/kudzu

    Bookmark   October 25, 2009 at 3:26PM
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connie1941

Thank you for positing about the pin cushions. I appreciate it very much. New to the forum.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 5:29PM
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