I call mistakes "design opportunities!" I was working on a sample purse made from a thrift store sweater for a needle-felt class I was teaching the next day; I had almost finished needle-felting my design (all by machine, love the way the hand-dyed silk velvet needle-felts into wool!) and noticed a rather large hole just to the left of one of my yarn "tendrils". I was so dismayed, as the design had turned out so pretty, the colors gorgeous, but I couldn't teach a class with a big hole in my sample! What to do?...Then I remembered, I'd saved my dryer lint when I'd felted my wool sweater in the washer/dryer. I took a quarter-sized piece of the purple wool dryer lint and needle-felted it to the wrong side of the sweater-bag, in effect, "patching" the hole. then I took some lavender curly wool fibers and needle-felted little "blossoms" to the end of each of the 3 tendrils on the left, and voila! No hole in sight, and I liked the design even better. I'll upload a photo of the finished purse in a separate message, couldn't get 2 to upload here, thanks!
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