Readers, I need your help! I got this email from Heidi – have any suggestions for her?
I read your blog often and love the ideas you share. I have a problem I thought you might be able to help me with. A few years ago, my grandma passed away and I inherited a couple of her beautiful cashmere sweaters. They have very intricate bead work all over them (see pictures). They are too big (and outdated) for me to wear, but I would love to do something with them. Any thoughts?
My first inclination would be to felt it, but I haven’t heard of anyone felting a beaded sweater before! (I wonder if Betz White has done it?)
- Make them into throw pillow covers
- Stretch over a canvas for a wall hanging
- Cut up and sew into hats and mittens
- Alter them to fit you
Now it’s your turn readers!