I said in my last post that I’ve been asked to make a felt hat for a Christmas present. The lady wanted purples, maroons and a bit of black.
So here it is – You can see the silk hankies shining through – and the mottled colours blending together.
I’m very happy with how it turned out and want to make one for myself next!
In the next post I’ll diarise the actual process for anyone interested.
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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