At the start of October I was still full of enthusiasm and energy for felting! And since September was all about animals I felt like carrying on being inspired by nature.. this time flora rather than fauna :)
I found images of the most beautiful fungi on Pinterest..
|Turkey tail fungus (thank you Kerry for the name :)|
I love the colours, pretty bands and rounded ruffling shape..
I've made berets with ruffles on in the past.. and a few years ago made cushion covers shaped like flowers with ruffling petals. I decided to try a scarf using the same technique for ruffles as I had in the past..
|Laid out fibre layers separated by bubble wrap |
(apart from a thin strip along one long edge
- where I wanted the layers to be joined)
|Wetted and carefully rubbed|
|After lots of rubbing and rolling.. when it was holding together well.|
Using my painters tray 'washer board' to firm up the ruffles
|After rinsing and a gentle spin I stretched and formed the ruffles|
- leaving it in position to dry
|Unfortunately I had to take the photo myself and it isn't very good -|
But you get the idea :)
Really happy with the shape and how the ruffles turned out.. and I like the colour. It doesn't have the coloured band effect of the fungus though, my fibre colours went together too well for that; they've blended into a subtle variegation from light to dark.. which is fine - but next time I was a bit braver :)