Woollie - Baby Blankets
I was asked what I made my baby blankets from, so I thought I would oblige.
I use pre-felt that I buy at the fabulous Twist Fibre Craft (they will ship!) It's a cream merino fabric - you could also dye it but I prefer to leave it cream, though I guess sometimes that cream is not the best colour for a baby!
I put it in the washing machine at 30 degrees and out comes the felted fabric (it shrinks by about half) - all bumpy and soft and lovely.
Then I cut shapes - a large piece for the blanket and smaller shapes for the flaps, handles and tags before I start embroidering. Normally I have an idea of where I am going with the blankie design but I don't have the whole picture in my mind when I start. It just sort of evolves along the way!