Sunday, December 14, 2008

blue green mitts

blue green mitts, originally uploaded by suzeesjubileez.

The big Maine Etsy team fair in Waterville was a grand success! Thank you Kim aka for organizing such a fab fair! I beaded these mitts up the night before with fancy glass beads, swavorski crystals and ttassels. They sold at the fair along with a pair of plainer unisex mitts and some very nice needlefelted ornaments. Mitts are all the rage this year.

This is what I posted on NEW ENGLAND"S goodwill thread:
How to Make Your Own Mitts!
Mitts are very easy to make . First I wash the sweater in very hot water. It has to be 100 percent wool (dry clean only) and some “wool” sweaters made abroad don’t seem to work (it is unclear why). Figure out how long you want them to be and cut the sleeve right before the elbow ( after the first wash). You want the original sleeve cuff to ride the hand around the first knuckle of your index finger so measure the distance between that and your thumbjoint and cut a hole big enough for your thumb to go through. Make sure to blanket stitch this cut and the end of the cuff ( I generally stitch with 100% non washable wool yarn). I also add beads sometimes and tassles near the elbow.

Embellish as you wish but some sort of finishing stitch with wool is a must at the thumb hole and near the elbow

Well Im fresh out of 100 percent wool sweaters so you know where I'll be today.


Anonymous said...

Yay! Thanks again for contributing a post to our blog!

MaDau Creations - Cat said...

Too Cute!