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Old 02-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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This is a Single bed wool blanket that I made into a coat. Used every piece of the blanket except for maybe a 4 inch square. It is a Mountain Man coat that could be used for re-enactment or just to keep in your car in the winter for emergencies. This one is for a man, now I am on the look-out for another colorful wool blanket to make one for myself!
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Cool. I never would have thought to use a blanket for something like this. I hope you find one for yourself soon!
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Nice work. I love the colors. And the fact that there's a hood on it makes it better.
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This is really neat! I like the hood too, and the idea of keeping it in the car for winter emergencies.

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That looks wonderful. My uncle and cousin participate in Rendezvous and that would fit in great! I just checked out a book called blanket statement: one thirfted wool blanket re-purposed into 40+ projects... looking for some wool of my own!
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If you like needle felting, wool blankets are the best. We had a couple of old army blankets, and my friend gave me some dyed roving. I've been having fun with it.
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Needle felting....I have never tried that. I might have to look into it as I have an old army blanket waiting for some project........
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did you use a pattern? or just wing it? looks great.
I also like the idea of having it in the car for those times when a little extra warmth would be helpful.
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This was a Historical Mountain man Capote pattern. It was very simple though the coat should have more fringe, but I ran out of blanket!
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Very creative!
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