I recently stumbled across this product marketed by a Dutch Company. Woolfiller is marketed as a green way to patch and repair sweaters. What it is, is a kit containing needle felting tools and a few ounces of several colors of dyed wool.
It got me thinking.
- The odds of someone owning an actual wool sweater in the United States is pretty small - unless they are, or are loved by, a fiber-loving knitter. Would a felting patch work in a sweater of a man-made fiber? Dunno.
- The odds that any of their colored wool bits would blend seamlessly with the color of the sweater in question, is even more negligible.
- While different color patches could look cool, the odds that a non-artsy person could create a look that appeared purposeful and attractive is highly improbable.
- The odds that someone who didn’t have the money to buy a new sweater would spring for this kit rather than go to a thrift store for a replacement, is like a billion to one at best.
- The odds that an artistically-minded fiber person doesn’t already own needle felting supplies and bits of wool—or at least heard of this method—is inconceivable.
Here’s the YouTube marketing video if you want a better idea of what I’m talking about.
I may be way over-thinking this.