Just finished this for a customer.
It is made with black tissue silk that has black and red merino wool, red silk tops and dimensional wool felted to it.
I have to say it wasn’t the easiest scarf in the world to do.
Not because I couldn’t lay the wool fine enough, or dye the tops the right colour, or make the ‘roses’. This time, and for the first time ever (which was bit of a blow to my ego that likes to get things right immediately), I had difficulty translating what the lady wanted and making it reality.
This is actually version two of the scarf – the first one is shown in a previous post.
I made two mistakes:
1. Not listening to my intuition that told me it was going to be tricky when my customer wanted me to mix two different styles of felting (this fine nuno-felt style with cobweb style).
2. Getting caught up in trying to adhere to my customer’s specific and detailed wishes and not putting in certain things – rather than listening to my intuition when I was making it, that told me to make it a certain way (which is basically how this second scarf turned out) in the first place.
Both of these mistakes feature my intuition and lack of listening to it.
When will I ever learn?
On the plus side…
So, two scarves later, I now have one satisfied customer and one extra scarf to sell to another owner.
That’s the beauty of making accessories and artwork, I make something and one day the person it’s made for turns up, falls in love and takes it home. It’s so satisfying!
The original scarf by the way, is also nice. It is more subtle with more black and less red, and with slightly more felt coverage to the tissue silk. The roses are small and have little green leaves. Here’s a photo for comparison.
I’m thinking of making a massive big, bright red felt flower and attaching it to one end.
What do you think?