First, the scarf
It’s now 5.36pm and following up on my previous post from about 2pm, here are some photos of my finished nuno silk scarf and a rough ‘tutorial’ for anyone interested in the finer points of making a nuno scarf.
As it’s mother’s day coming up, I wanted to create a scarf with a floral accent.
I used tissue silk which I’d hand dyed a raspberry shade. The colours of the merino wool included hand dyed raspberry and dark lavender, plus a blend of lime and blue/green to give a variegated leaf colour, plus tiny amounts of lilac and pink.
I also used hand-dyed silk rovings as well as textured wool.
Everything went well and it took about three hours to complete this project.
As usual, I pushed my boundaries, this time seeing how little wool I could lay onto the silk that would give a good effect while leaving the finished scarf as light and delicate as possible. In the final photo, you can see a closeup of the scarf showing some of the detail and also how see-through it is, with my fingers showing through the material.
This is also the first time I’ve used this specific colour combination and I like the effect. When laying out the edging along the silk, which prevents fraying and effectively hems the scarf without sewing, I began one end all raspberry and by the time I laid out the wool towards the other end, had gradually changed the colour to the dark lavender. When I laid out the two end ‘roses’, I also alternated the petal colouring accordingly.
All in all, I’m very happy with this scarf. I’d love your feedback too.
5:2 Fasting update
On the fasting note (from this morning’s post), I found the afternoon went quickly without feeling starving. I think being busy helped as well as drinking water, black coffee and roibus tea. I’m looking forward to more soup this evening and if calories allow (I think they do), a small amount of chicken breast as well. Yum!