The inspiration (and challenge!) for me here was to cut, shape, fold and stitch a simple yard-long piece of wool felt into a stylish vest that we would all love! The design process was a fascinating exploration of pared-down construction. How to get the biggest effect out of the smallest gestures?
The result is this wonderfully flowing Felted Wool Vest. It has no seams, just two cuts, a couple of tucks and a pair of folds. A rectangle of wool, minimally manipulated, is turned into a sweeping wrap-of-a-vest with petal-like folds that gently cascade around you.
The natural raw edges of Mary Flanagan's felted wool are highlighted by Gumnut's subtly rustic Tulips needlepoint yarn. One hundred percent mohair, the sweet, fuzzy texture of Tulips is a perfect complement to the untouched beauty of Mary Flanagan's One Yard Felted Wool Pieces. Together they are magic!