Stash busting has been an ongoing theme through 2013 for me. The project that I am almost finished with right now, I actually started a few months back..
I had a nice green and navy silk sari that I just couldn't think how to use.. and I had several left over bits of batts that had gotten messy.. plus some tops that were knocking around... I decided to make some meterage, so bended the merino with silk fibres to get some nice bright batts.
|I found some nice bright silk fabrics to add nuno interest|
|Laying out fine layers of batts over the silk sari.|
The layout was approx 4 x 10 feet
|After wetting and covering with builders plastic (it was laid out on builders plastic too)|
my ridged roller came in useful for squeezing the air pockets out
|With all the air squeezed out I wrapped the edges of the plastic up and over to completely|
enclose the layout.. then rolled it round a damp bath towel
|A dry towel wrapped round the outside and tied securely..|
ready to pop in the tumble drier..
Once the fibres had started to creep through the silk I finished it off by hand.. making a nice sturdy felt, which I'll show you more of next time :)