Felted Bookmarks

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The bottom layer of these felted bookmarks is a merino/yak blend, and the yak fiber yields such a nicely-dimpled texture. For the mid-layer, I varied bright colors of merino so these colors would peek through on the cut edges. The top layer is mostly from merino and silk batts blended on my Louet drum carder — but the batts have other fibers, such as bamboo, and some curly locks mixed in; and I added more silk fiber during layout. Dots for the surface design, and fringes crafted from yarns I spun on my drop spindle complete these little, whimsical pieces.

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I’ll package them and deliver about twenty to The Gallery Shop in Lemont; send some out for special orders; and keep some to give as gifts. They take a long time to craft, but every part of the process is relaxing and pleasant. It’s a sweet way to use up those tiny skeins of hand-spun yarns.

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Published in: on November 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm  Leave a Comment