Felt Yarn Ball BasketFebruary 8, 2011 3:45 am Crafts, Home Decor, Needlearts, Techniques and Mediums
By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.
I’m big on knitting, especially in the winter. And I always have several projects going in my workbasket. Which means that there are several balls of wool, often getting tangled up with each other. And that makes a huge mess. So lately I’ve been separating my yarn balls into little felt baskets. It makes grabbing one project out of the mess easy, keeps the yarn separate and keeps the ball from rolling around when I’m working. And they couldn’t be easier to make. Think back to your kindergarten days when you learned to weave. Over, under, over, under. If you can do that, you can make this basket!
1. Cut the wool into 2 inch wide strips.
2. Flip the bowl upside down and lay the strips across the bottom, weaving them so that they cover as much of the base as possible. Carefully flip the bowl right side up so that the strips are laying around the bowl and the woven part is on your table.
3. Clip all the strips to the top of the bowl with the clothespins.
4. Using more strips, weave in and out around the sides of the bowl until you have reached the top. Clip the excess and glue the ends of each strip together, tucking the join under one of the upright strips.