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Peace Pillow Handknit & Wet Felting

Peace Pillow handmade & design by Minaz Jantz

Peace Pillow manifested in early spring which harkens fresh ideas from past inspirations. The latest Folk Art Pillow is reminiscent of childhood times living in Europe & Canada during the 1960's.





Peace Pillow handmade & design by Minaz Jantz


This spring I ordered a variety of wool to inspire new pillows. I really like the Patons Classic Bulky 100% wool for featuring the handknit look for Peace Pillow. There was a FREE ball of a funky sock yarn added to the last wool order and became the initial inspiration to design a pillow reminisce the 60's.


Peace Pillow handmade & design by Minaz Jantz



I wet felted using roving wool to make a piece of fabric using various colours of green to give a faded and tye dye appearance for a backdrop to the embroidered peace sign. I used chain stitches in various colours for the peace sign symbol and blanket stitch for the edge of the peace sign so I can later crochet a border in the funky colour sock yarn. Tiny continental stitches give a pop of colour and also used to secure the peace sign to the pillow cover.


Peace Pillow handmade & design by Minaz Jantz


I crochet the ends of the bolster and chain stitched a spiralling circle with the colourful sock yarn to bring the eye to the cute colourful pom poms at the end.



Peace Pillow handmade & design by Minaz Jantz

I grew up with the peace symbol and found online where it had originated and for what it was designed. To learn more about the peace symbol that was created in 1958.

The Peace Pillow is a bolster pillow that will tuck into a room with those who are collectors of funky & groovy styles. 



PEACE, Minaz Jantz



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