These are leftover bits of wool that I saved from various projects that I have worked on since I first started felting in March. Just like I hate wasting paint, I hate wasting wool, and string and fabric, etc. I gathered the wool into color groups and carded them. Carding the wool blended all of the different shades into a new shade. I was going to use the bits as a bit of core wool for a project, but then I found a couple of bottles of milk left precariously on my neighbors’ dustbin. The neighbors weren’t home, so I brought them home so the milk wouldn’t spoil. Turns out the milk didn’t belong to them and they just sat in my fridge as I already had milk. And that is the story of how I ended up with two milk bottles.
I had seen videos of people felting on old glass vases or jam jars etc. You see, you can’t put flowers in felted vases unless they are contained in glass, so some people upcycle glass and turn them into vases. It’s a nice idea. I have to say that felting glass is not one of my favorite things to do, but I guess it has to be done at least once and rather than putting the milk bottles in the recycle bin, I thought I would wet felt them instead.
I split the colors into warm and cool and these are the result – two wet felted milk bottle vases. They are not as pretty as the vessels I usually make, but they didn’t turn out too badly.