I live near the Pendleton Woolen Mill outlet, where you can get fabulous offcuts of wool fabric and blankets for super cheap. I picked up some pretty blanket leaders that are about 14″ wide. My intention was to make them into throw pillow covers. A few weeks ago, I was reupholstering some chairs, and I thought the Pendleton offcuts would work for seat cover fabric (I would have to sew two pieces together to make it wide enough, but no biggie). I went into the garage to get the fabric, and horrors! the mice had been recent visitors to the fabric and it smelled terrible.
I’m too impatient to wait for a washing machine and hang dry session to finish my chair project, so I went another direction for the seat covers. It was probably a good thing, too, because check out the spaghetti monster that awaited when I pulled the fabric out of the washer!
Now I’m the proud owner of clean Pendleton blanket offcuts (several inches narrower), and handfuls of beautiful tangled wool string. If I knew how to spin, this would be super fun to transform into new yarn. But I don’t.
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