SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Fabrics and more... > Moth holes in a felted wool hat ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Moth holes in a felted wool hat
ashleykorr
ashleykorr
Intermediate
BC CANADA
Member since 12/17/10
Posts: 2
Send Message

      



Date: 12/19/10 2:18 PM

I just received a beautiful felted wool hat from a friend's grandmother. (It looks like it is straight out of Robin Hood!) The problem is that it has over a dozen small moth holes in it. I was thinking about taking a felting needle to it and seeing what would happen. Any ideas / suggestions?

Jatman
star
Jatman  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 6/26/06
Posts: 1310
Send Message

      



In reply to ashleykorr


Date: 12/19/10 2:56 PM

I don't have any helpful suggestions just wanted to say that I'll be watching here with interest for an solution to moth holes. Earlier this year I bought a hat at a vintage shop and it has some moth munches but I loved the hat so much I bought it anyway.

JT

audsews

audsews
Intermediate
GA USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 249
Send Message

      



Date: 12/19/10 3:47 PM

Go to www.woolfiller.com. this should help. just get a color that matches better than the examples.

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8343
Send Message

      



In reply to audsews


Date: 12/19/10 7:46 PM

What a good idea if you have something you really, really love and desperately want to salvage!

purplebouquet
star
purplebouquet
Advanced
AR USA
Member since 11/16/05
Posts: 1206
Send Message

      



Date: 12/20/10 1:17 PM

You can also by felting supplies from -- Nancy's Notions, search for felting.
Claudia
-- Edited on 12/20/10 1:17 PM
-- Edited on 12/20/10 1:19 PM --

kkkkaty
starstarstar
kkkkaty  Friend of PR
Intermediate
UT USA
Member since 12/7/05
Posts: 2620
Send Message

      



In reply to ashleykorr


Date: 12/20/10 2:49 PM

felting would be worth trying, you'd probably want to put something behind the hole, like silk or thin wool to felt into.

------
Viking Lily 545
Viking Ruby
Bernina Activa 210
Brother 1034d

ashleykorr
ashleykorr
Intermediate
BC CANADA
Member since 12/17/10
Posts: 2
Send Message

      



Date: 1/12/11 3:16 PM

Thank you so much for all your advice! I signed up for a Pattern Review account specifically to ask that question, and then couldn't remember which forum I used. Sorry about the long silence.
I am in the middle of repairing this hat...it is a bit of a longer process than I originally thought. I am using Appleton Crewel wool, which I think is a good choice. They have an excellent colour selection, and I found a perfect match. I am doing a combination of felting and steaming the piece. I am hoping that the steaming will help tame some of the fibers to blend in a little more. I will post pictures later when I am done.
Thanks again!

WildWyoming
WildWyoming
Member since 4/25/10
Posts: 574
Send Message

      



Date: 1/12/11 3:23 PM

Sounds like an opportunity for embellishment--adding some lovely texture or color in such a way that ir appears intentional from the beginning...perhaps by adding subtle designs inthe color that is most dominant in your wardrobe or that suits you best.

Rainer
Rainer
Advanced Beginner
NY USA
Member since 10/5/10
Posts: 342
Send Message

      



Date: 1/12/11 7:20 PM

It's actually not the moths that eat clothes, it's their larvae. Then they pupate and become moths.

Jatman
star
Jatman  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 6/26/06
Posts: 1310
Send Message

      



In reply to ashleykorr


Date: 1/13/11 7:01 AM

I would love it if you posted pics. Did you take any 'before' pics for comparison? Please do keep us posted - I will probably need to do this with a hat or two that I have and I'd love to know how your project is going.

JT

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Moth holes in a felted wool hat

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Register

Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Register

Cutting Line Designs 50112

photo
by: blue moone...

Review
No Pattern Used none

photo
by: velosewer

Review
PerfectFuse Light Black

PerfectFuse Light Black

Buy Now
Victoria Jones Collection Men's Classic Hawaiian Businessman's Aloha Shirt

Victoria Jones Collection Men's Classic Hawaiian Businessman's Aloha Shirt

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.