In this blog post, I will teach you how to make a felted vest which could be worn in four different ways.This vest is made from pure natural wool. For felting, I have used the different techniques.
Materials: pre-felt, merino wool, yarn, silk fiber, sheep locks
If you are going to make a vest for the sizes 38-42, you will need 115 cms of pre-felt. I divided the fabric into four and basted the centre and the location of the armholes, so they were easier to see. I also marked the place of the collar, which is 20-30 cms from the edge and cut the armholes.
For the first layer, I laid out the decor and covered it with a thin layer of merino wool. After that, I laid out the prepared pre-wool. The third layer is merino and the last one is again the decor.
When making this vest you have to keep in mind that you can wear it in four different ways.
After laying out merino wool and decor dampen it with a lukewarm soap water and press the air out. If the decor will move, just replace it and go on, Roll about 70-100 times from each side. Cut and finish the armholes, rinse and rub the whole product with soap. Use a course mat for doing that. After that, you can put the vest into the washing machine and set the machine on rinsing.
The second way is to rinse it with lukewarm water and roll the product about 20 times from each direction and let it dry. Pull and straighten the edges and steam. When finishing, use your fantasy – you can embroid different pearls and beads, use different patterns, buttons or hooks.