Nov ’13 Glasshouse Market stall
Yesterday, along with the Poppy Scarf, I also made a couple more nuno felt scarves using a hand-dyed piece of chiffon that I cut into one thin and one wider strip. I was very industrious as I was working towards today’s Glasshouse Market stall, and the next few markets before Christmas.
Without going into the ins and outs of the whole production, here are some photos of the finished scarves.
Summer scarf in rose, lavender, heliotrope and yellow on hand-dyed tissue silk using lighter dye bath of same colours.
Close up of narrow summer scarf nuno felted onto tissue silk. Colours include lavender, heliotrope and rose.
Close up of summer scarf in rose, lavender, heliotrope and yellow – modelled by a lady wearing a rose top.
Slim summer scarf tied as belt
Summer scarf nuno felted onto tissue silk using merino wool on tissue silk, with silk hankies and silk tops. Hand dyed colours include lavender, heliotrope and rose.
Hemmed soft, drapable nuno felted silk scarf with poppies at either end.
Keeping on a theme of undyed tissue silk as a base for my scarves, which I rather like as it allows the bold colours of the flowers to stand out, I have taken lots of hand dyed silk, cotton scrim, silk tops and hankies and added them to both ends, to create a fantasy flower effect. Adding a hint of Angelina fibre to the centres of the flowers, catches the light and gives a subtle dash of sparkle.
This one predominant colours are rose, lavender and heliotrope, with some aqua green for leaves.
The long edges of the scarf are more fluted than usual too, as I laid the wool in a different direction this time as I wanted more of a softer, cobwebby effect, which I am happy with.
Blue and pink flower scarves together
Nuno felt scarf – Fantasy flower – tissue silk, merino, silk hankies, silk tops, cotton scrim – all hand dyed
Closeup of nuno felted flower scarf – Fantasy flower – tissue silk, merino, silk hankies, silk tops, cotton scrim – all hand dyed