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Argyle and autumn go hand in hand. These cheerful needlefelted checkers remind of school uniforms and sweaters. Add some playful prep to an ordinary wool scarf with a speedy needle felting project. This pattern was originally featured on the back of a jacket in our book Needle Felted Fashions. We used gorgeous hand-dyed wool from our Box of Chocolates Wool Pack and wool yarn to embellish inexpensive neckwear we snagged from a clothing store. For this project, you need needle felting tools, which you can find on our website. Don't forget to visit our How-to section for a tutorial on needle felting. Step 1. Cut out diamond-shaped pieces of wool and lay across scarf. We used a ready made scarf made of polar fleece. Step 2. Needle felt the wool pieces securely to the scarf. I used the pen-style tool but you can use the standard needle felting tool as well. Both are available in the tools section of our website. Step 3. Arrange and needle felt a length of yarn in a series of diagonals, with points directly above and below where wool diamonds meet. Step 4. Add a second length of yarn to complete the argyle pattern. So easy! Try this design to "up-cycle" an old sweater, decorate your denim or jazz up an old purse. The possibilities are limitless. Indygo Junction offers a vast selection of inspiring needlefelting patterns and designs. Visit www.indygojunction.com to browse all we have to offer.

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Ellen Jones on

The more I see of needle felting I feel as though I could actually do it. Going to try it on a little jacket I want to jazz up a bit. thanks for the sample how-to’s.

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