My fourth scarf was a light and lacy featherweight with cobweb lace edges..
I was thinking of summer days and coastal walks :) I wanted to blend lots of lovely blues; merino and tussah silk with natural creamy white tussah. Time to get the drum carder out :) I picked the fibres and arranged them on my workbench in the order that they would go through the carder.
|This is my first step when I'm making a variegated batt. |
Starting on the right I feed each fibre through the carder, one on top of the other.
|After the first pass through the carder it is a big layered 'sandwich'|
|I split the bat into 4 along the length.. then holding what was the top and bottom layer of the batt |
I pull each strip gently apart to open up the layers
|And feed it through the carder again (2nd pass)|
|Laying out my wrap. This was longer than my 8 foot table, so I had to wet it out, roll half of it up and move it along the table in order to finish the layout.|
|Wide enough to wear as a wrap / shawl|
|Fine enough to bunch up and wear as a scarf :)|
I am so loving colour at the moment!
I really enjoyed blending my batts and felting from them.. not having done it for a while, so decided to make a couple more. I had the painting Flaming June by Lord Frederic Leighton stuck in my mind.. so of course you can guess the colours I went for :)