First, the scarf
Silk on bubble wrap, some of the materials to be used and my pc covered up
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!
Felting Scarf photo gallery
Silk laid out with wool on side
Beginning to lay out rose leaves
Complete layout before felting
Layout covered in netting before wetting with soapy water
Netting off, looking soapy about to do pinch test
Felted, prefulling stage
Rolled up in bubble wrap
Off noodle ready to full
Nearly done fulling
Final soak in vinegar water
Fine detail and transparency