Two Angels at the Tree

Made from recycled sweaters, Two Angels at the Tree is adapted from a painting seen on an early American blanket chest. I loved making the tree, with all of its French knot leaves, and the border, with its blanket stitching trim. The angels’ dresses are made from sweater sleeves; if you look closely at the hems, you can see the ribbing that was the cuff. Materials used in making this piece are: felted wool made from abandoned sweaters, a little piece of vintage lace, and wool tapestry thread.

Two Angels at the Tree, which is a one-of-a-kind piece, measures 11” x 9” and is

Below is the beautiful original painting, as seen at