The transistor is hosting an Etsy Craft Party! Member Rachel Faul is organizing this event.
When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 6pm-10pm
Where: Orem Transistor
RSVP: http://oremcraftparty.eventbrite.com/ We’ve hit 50 RSVPs and are full! If I’ve asked you personally if you would come, don’t worry about whether or not you need an RSVP. I’ll make sure there’s room.
What will we make?
*wool dryer balls
*fairy egg in a glass vial pendant
Project details from Rachel:
The dryer balls will be more than just that; I’d like to show how to select wool thrift store sweaters for various making purposes, how to unravel them into yarn, how to turn some of the yarn into roving with cheap wire slicker brushes ($4.50 at the grocery store, rather than $25-50 for a wool carder), and how to use felted wool, wool yarn, and wool roving to make a sturdy dryer ball that won’t unravel. Hopefully people will come away with a thorough knowledge of how to recycle a wool sweater for lots of different uses.
If enough people are interested in other projects for a class at a later date, there are lots we could do. Some I’m considering offering (depending on interest) in the future are:
bent wood rings
homemade ipad stylus
LED jewelry, possibly with a lemon juice flower battery (depending on interest and time)
sensory toys for autistic kids (and other kids with sensory challenges), especially those made from recycled wool, cashmere, linen, and silk – if anyone wants, we can discuss weighted toys for proprioceptive reinforcement, pocket calming items, communication books/cards, etc.
So… what is recycled wool good for? Here are some of wool’s properties that make it great for so many different purposes. This is why I’m so passionate about recycling it and keeping it from being wasted in landfills.
I’ve put together a pinterest board with a bunch of different, beautifully inspiring, recycled wool projects on Pinterest. A couple weren’t made with recycled wool but can easily be done with it. The board is here: http://pinterest.com/
I’ve also compiled a bunch of my own pictures of recycled wool projects from the past few years into a flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/