Wool Pillows

Shibang Designs Wool Pillows

Lately all of my posts have been focused on furniture and painting so getting back to working with textiles feels good. This pillow is made with white wool fabric with my hand dyed wool applique on top.

Shibang Designs Wool Samples

While I love neutral decor just adding a bit of colour can change the feel of the room and that’s where textiles are perfect for accessorizing.

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Cable Knit Sweater Turned Pillow

White Pumpkins & Pine Cones

Like many people, I look forward to Autumn when the weather gets cooler, the leaves change colour and it’s sweater weather. Last Autumn I was looking to add some texture and warmth to the living room with pillows for our wicker chairs. Realistically I knew that knitting pillow cases would take me longer than I’d want to spend on this project so I decided to use a secondhand sweater. Cable Knit Sweater Pillow

Cable Knit Sweater Pillow

I was lucky and found this grey cable knit wool sweater and was able to stretch it out to make two breakfast pillow covers. The front and back pieces each became a pillow case and I finished the bottom zippered edge with bias tape and zipper.

Cable Knit Sweater Pillow

If you’re looking to add some knitted texture to your living room this was a fairly quick project. Finding the right sweater is probably the hardest part.

Cable Knit Sweater to Pillow

Before & After