Monday, 18 February 2013

Playing! Scarf #1

After finally satisfying my recent Hobbit obsession :)  I was very excited to PLAY.. I felt like making scarves, something I haven't done for a while.  The next few posts are all about them ..  The first three I had very clear pictures of them in my mind for about a week before I got round to making them.. and they are all veeery different :)

SO.. scarf #1
I wanted it to be irregularly shape and very frondy.. richly coloured with fancy yarns and silk sari pieces.

Started by doodling with some lovely yarns; my favourite slubby red woolen yarn,
with charcoal and smoky blue alpaca/wool boucle yarns
Building up the shape based on the yarn doodles
First layer down, lots of lovely purple
Second merino layer is a lovely rich raspberry

Third layer is lovely purples again.
Small mosaic like tiles of silk sari fabric and thin strips of aubergine pure silk velvet

Turquoise merino doodle pattern 
I really enjoyed making this one, I got totally into the zone.  Now, even though it's in my shop, I would SO love to keep it.. but you can't keep everything.
The sari silk and silk velvet felted in really nicely :)
Frondy, frondy :)
I like the curve on it worn this way :)


Janine said...

This looks so great, What does frondy mean? i can't translate that word, perhaps the same like striking?
i can imagen that you want to keep this one, it looks realy gorgeous! Hugs from Janine

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Janine :) I am not suprised that frondy confused google.. it is one that I invented :) I was talking about the fronds or tendrils shape around the edges

Jane Perala said...

It's beautiful!

Janine said...

Ahhhhhh, now I understand ;)) cool word, I'll remember it;)))

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Szal wygląda jak tajemnicza kałamarnica. Albo wielki kleks tajemniczej pisarki, która pisząc swoją kolejną powieść ożywiła go swoją wyobraźnią. Kolory super!!!

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Jane :)
Janine :)
Karolina, thank you. Your comment really made me smile, I had visions of being throttled by a big purple squid :)

Diane said...

Hi, new to your blog and i love this wispy look, later, when i pop back, may i have permission to add this to my blog ?
just say no if youd rather not xx

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Diane :) Do you mean a link to my blog? Thats absolutely fine

Karolina Krueger said...

Wow! I like it!

susanne said...

Lovely! I have been fooling around with nuno felting but I have to say that your way of doing it makes sense to me. I love the colors.

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Karolina & Susanne :)

Beate Rothenbacher said...

Beautiful work!!!

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Beate :)

Terrie said...

Very very beautiful color and pretty drapes. I always find your works very delicate, so fine surface I love so much.

Felting Sunshine said...

I LOVE LOVE this scarf. The shape and the colors really speak to me! Makes me wish we had cold weather! :)
I have an order in for hot pink merino for a scarf I have planned. Sometimes it's nice to bring bright pops of colors.

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Terrie :)
Kelly - we get plenty of cold weather here :) Makes me long for your lovely warm weather.. its nice using bright colours on grey days