Sunday, January 25, 2009

Felted Scarf Update

I wanted to share more pictures of the scarf that was finished last night, now that it is dry and the sun is shining!
It is amazingly lightweight and soft and very fluid. It is not quite as long as I would like it- that is what I get for following the directions exactly!!!. ( I never follow recipes exactly either!!) A little voice was telling me to make it longer but I didn't listen!! It is hard to see in the pictures but a good deal of the lace texture of the core fabric shows through as I had hoped that it would. It does still need some beads however.!!
After I made bread today, I dragged out all of my fleece and started on another one- longer this time!! The pink one was 50 inches so I went with 65 inches this time. I am working with reds and hints of purple for Valentines Day-hopefully someone will want to buy it at the shop where I sell my things- perhaps I should post one to ETSY as well, hmmmmm.
Here are some pictures of the starting steps of the Valentine scarf.

Here you can see the red curly fleece and then hits of purple curls and some purple Tussah silk and some small pieces of red cheesecloth added for some texture. The sparkle comes from some ANgelina fibers that I tucked in under the purple curls.

I also decided to make this piece a bit more narrow- I wnet from 8 inches on the pink to 6 inches on the purple/red.

here is a shot of the sandwich once I flipped it over to add wool to the other side. You can see that this time I used a very open weave purple gauze fabric for the core.

Tomorrow I will needle felt it , do Free Motion Stitching on it and then wet felt and dry. More pictures will follow!!

16 comments:

Beth M said...

I love the scarf! It is so pretty and colorful!

Barb said...

WOW!!!...I LOVE this Elizabeth....lovely colours and texture!..I have done some felting and know it is fun...and messy...vbg

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Lookin' good! Can't wait to see the new one.

Plays with Needles said...

These colors are GREAT! If the scarf is too short, it would make a beautiful book cover too.

Thank you for the post about the embellisher -- I was particularly interested in how the velvet felted together with the wool roving...

Looking forward to your next project and thanks for your nice comment on my Inaugural post. xo Susan

JuliaRose said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, it was a really special day for me to have such wonderfully talented ladies at my home, and we had much to share...we are getting together again soon, so I can't wait for that!....xx

Anna said...

Will you bring these to the February Guild meeting?? I want to TOUCH!

Judy said...

This new one has two of my favorite color combinations! I'm smitten!!

The chicken legs arrived today...thank you. ;-) Now it's time to get busy finishing that old bird.

xo

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is just the most stunning piece! I want to steal it!!! It has the most beautiful colors and texture-I just want to feel it!!!!
chris p

Dot said...

Wow! Elizabeth! This is incredible! I love the colors you used. And your art is evolving in leaps and bounds. Love visiting here and seeing what you have been creating.

Always brings a huge smile to my face and LOTS of artistic inspiration.

Wish we lived closer :(

Dot xx

ariel freeman said...

I can't wait to see this scarf. I have a sweeter that would match perfectly (hee,hee).
Great work!

Sharon said...

Owwww! I love it. I need to try needl felting. Do you have a machine or do you use the hand kit? Thanks for sharing. Sharon

Dot said...

Just popped back to take another look at your pink scarf - I think I am in love :)

Marilyn Rock said...

This is stunningly beautiful!

terracota said...

Oh! my favorite colors!!!
looks like a nice and warm scarf, very cozy!
Love it, it is ART to wear

Sharon said...

Elizabeth,you have been tagged. This is a wonderful way for bloggers to get to know each other and pass the word around about our blogs. If you'd like to participate, list 7 things about yourself, weird or wonderful, serious or whimsical...and then tag 7 other bloggers, let them know you've included them, and post their blogs on your blog.Also link back to the person who tagged you.
How's that sound? Like fun?

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

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