jmariecreates

felted wool sweater mittens and accessories

Utah, United States · 1038 Sales

jmariecreates

felted wool sweater mittens and accessories

Utah, United States 1038 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(265)

Announcement   My beautiful handmade wool mittens are made from recycled sweaters that are felted and given new life as little works of art for your hands. The wool mitten's polar fleece lining adds an extra layer of warmth, keeping your hands extra toasty. You will love my unique design that sets them apart from the others - please browse through my selection and you will soon want to make these warm woolen mittens one of your "favorite things".

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 16, 2016

My beautiful handmade wool mittens are made from recycled sweaters that are felted and given new life as little works of art for your hands. The wool mitten's polar fleece lining adds an extra layer of warmth, keeping your hands extra toasty. You will love my unique design that sets them apart from the others - please browse through my selection and you will soon want to make these warm woolen mittens one of your "favorite things".

Jonia Blackburn

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5 out of 5 stars
(265)
C H

C H on Apr 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

If I could award more than five stars to this vendor, I would: friendly, proactive customer service, with an offer to custom-make my cashmere roses in my favourite colours!

smulichak

smulichak on Apr 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The color is absolutely beautiful and the brooch is very well made. Thank you very much!!!!!

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About

JMarie Creates Beautiful Handmade Accessories From Recycled Wool

I have been sewing and crafting for over forty years. I studied clothing and textiles as well as fashion merchandising in college. I have over ten years experience working in fashion retail. I enjoy the creative challenge of giving new life to wool sweaters by combining different prints, colors and textures to make something unique, beautiful and practical.
My mittens are constructed from high quality recycled wool sweaters that have been felted to provide a natural wind and water resistant barrier against the cold. Like snowflakes, no two pair are exactly alike. I designed the pattern myself eliminating the bulk at the wrist and attaching both the mitten and the lining to the cuff. I wanted the cuff to be snug, keep the cold out and fit inside a coat sleeve comfortably. I have spent most of my life in northern Utah and appreciate warm hands while outside in freezing temperatures.
I purchase my sweaters from thrift stores and wash them in hot water and dry them with high heat. They shrink and the fibers soften and felt together making them perfect for my projects. I use high quality 100% wool sweaters and each sweater felts differently. (Occasionally, I allow for a small percentage of man made fiber if the pattern and/or color is exceptional.) I carefully select my sweaters for their beautiful patterns and colors and try to maintain them through the felting process. I hand cut each piece being careful that the patterns will be centered and match when constructed. My mittens should be hand washed with warm water and air-dried to keep them as they look and fit when purchased. I like that by shopping at thrift stores, I am able to purchase and use items that are kept out of landfills, while providing jobs and training to those in need in my community. Nothing thrills me more than finding an amazing sweater that has seen better days and picturing it as the perfect pair of mittens. My Etsy shop has allowed me to to develop and share my talents with customers all over the world, while being a stay at home mom and working around the needs of my family.
My hand warmers have been featured in the Autumn 2015 GreenCraft Magazine.
My mittens have been featured in Country Living Magazine's Holiday gift guide here:
http://www.countryliving.com/homes/shopping/etsy-recycled-sweater-wool-mittens#slide-18
and were picked by Verily Magazine as one of Etsy's best cozy winter accessories here:
http://verilymag.com/etsy-winter-accessories-knitwear/
My warm woolen mittens are sure to be one of your favorite things this winter!

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  • Jonia Blackburn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a wife and mother to four amazing kids. I have always loved fashion and design. I made my first outfit in the fourth grade. My experience in upscale fashion retail taught me that a great product is nothing without exceptional customer service.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
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Sizing details

My mittens will feel snug when you first try them on. As you wear them, the wool will stretch giving you a custom fit. If you would like to speed this process, Set an iron to a steam setting and steam the mittens until slightly damp and warm. Slip them on and allow them to cool. This should allow for a little stretch and give you a bit more room.

Custom and personalized orders

If you would like a special sized pair of mittens you may request a custom pair. Please provide me with the length of your hand from longest finger tip to the bottom of your palm, across the widest part of your palm, thumb length and wrist circumference. I will work with you to find a color and pattern you are happy with. I charge an additional $5.00 to make a custom pair.

Care instructions

The handmade mittens you will see are made from repurposed high quality wool sweaters and lined with polar fleece.

Each sweater was carefully chosen and washed in hot water and dried (felted) before cutting and sewing.

Mittens and baby beanies may be hand washed in warm water with a mild detergent and air dried. Washing instructions are printed on a card that is included with your purchase. Heating instructions for the hand warmers are also included.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I offer free gift wrap for all my items. If you would like your purchased gift wrapped, please let me know. If you are mailing your gift directly to the recipient, I would be happy to include a card. Please let me know what you would like it to say.