I collaged some vintage lace fabric from an Estate sale, a deconstructed silk gauze blouse found at Goodwill and some pink silk gauze fabric from Artistic Artifacts . I "glued it all together" using wool roving, mohair curls ans silk fibers. I overlapped the fibers with the fabrics , added soap and water and elbow grease and viola a cohesive whole of soft gauzy loveliness!!! I am so inspired to have another go with this method, but must gather more silk gauze!!!This next piece is more of a small shawl rather than a scarf and has a curved wide area in the middle that tappers off to thinner ends with wool'silk tassles to finish it off. Again I used a wonderful length of hand dyed (by moi) silk gauze in purples and blues. I felted three narrow strips of fiber down the length of the silk with one strip of fiber capturing one long raw edge. By encasing the edge in fibers , the wool pulled the silk in in a ruffly fashion and thereby curved the bottom edge of the silk gathering it in. I love th lovely ruffling and ruching effect that can be achieved with the combination of strategically placed fibers.!!
, This NUNO experiement was much more straight forward. I hand dyed this 10 inch, two yard strip of silk gauze, and then felted wool roving mohair curls and silk fibers down the center 4 inches. this created a lovely loosely ruffled edge down both sides.
To increase the sparkle just a bit more I added some seed beads randomly wandering downt he length of the felted bit . So soft and floaty and luxureous!!!
I am now planning on purchasin some legths fo silk gauze fabric, setting up the dye vats and felting some more silky lovliness. I hope to have several of these creations posted to my revamped Etsy Shop soon!!
I hope that all of you can get out and enjoy some of the lovelySpring awakenings or Fall changes wherever you may be, this weekend!! I am off to dye some more silk!!!!!