I saw a blog post a long time ago about a shawl that had several moth holes. The owner of the shawl used needle felted circles to fix the holes and it gave the shawl a polka dot effect. I thought the finished product looked so cool, that I had almost been itching to find a hole in one of my sweaters. I cannot find the blog post, but here is a tutorial on Martha’s site to tell you how to do it.
On a trip to my local Goodwill, I found a vintage Scottish wool scarf with a few holes for $1.99.
I got out my wool roving and my needles and had a go at the holes on the scarf. It didn’t take very long and it was all finished.
I could have changed up the roving to make multi-colored spots, but I was trying out the technique. I think it ended up kind of cool and was a great way to fix an item of clothing to extend its life with a stylish twist.
Is anyone interested in the scarf? I can’t wear wool around my face or neck as it give me a nasty reaction. I can wear sweaters, but have to wear a t-shirt between it and my skin. With a scarf that is not an option. So if anyone would like my experiment, speak up! I will be happy to send it to you.