Green Mittens

I have these mittens, I love them. I bought them at a craft fair a few years back and they are great. The really cool thing about these mittens is they are made out of upcycled felted wool sweaters! But the right mitten has a few holes in it and I think its time to retire, so what to do

I could buy a new pair, I found a few stores on Etsy that have some mittens I like.

Felted Wool Sweater Mittens Fleece Lined Bronze with Black DiamondsThese are from Cristines Mittens “Mittens to warm your hands and heart.” I asked her why she started making recycled mittens and she had a great answer.

“I had been doing a desk job over the years, but was ready to take on something a bit more meaningful to me. I was very excited to learn how to make these mittens and, in my own small way, do something that helps show ‘repurposed’ can still be beautiful.

As the mother of three small children, I try to set an example for them in ways large and small that our society of consumption can become one of recycle, re purpose, reuse and at the same time be interesting and classy.”

Sadly Christines mittens has nothing in her store right now so here are two more local ladies I found who do upcycled mittens Made Again Mittens and Repurposeful Robyn.

…or instead of buying them I could always make some. I have a thrift store up the streat where I could check out sweaters.  Then I could use one of these patterns . 

DIY Felted MittensThe Hotstepperfrom www.missomnimedia.com has a good picture tutorial of some unlined mittens with and option for a longer wrist so they look more lady-like.  

 

 

 

Marcie from www.mossymossy.com also has a great but brief word tutorial as well. Felted sweater mittens

 

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