Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Room Formerly Known As 'Dining'
There is something so satisfying about being around wool...the colors, the texture, the curly locks and variegated blends, the smell; then there's bamboo and silk and the other crazy fibers...sighhhh...
It makes it impossible for me to leave a sheep and wool festival without bags and bags of new 'stash'.
I've never understood women who believe that "she who dies with the most fabric, wins". I don't want to amass wool and other fibers, I want to make things out of every scrap of fiber that I own.
...and then I want to buy some more!!
This is my first nuno (laminated felt) scarf. I used green silk and covered it with yellow and orange wool roving. Because it was not hemmed, and because I am not about to do a rolled hem on silk for love or money, I made sure to put lots of wool on the raw edges.
I just love how the silk 'pooches out' between the fiber-covered areas!
The room? It's chaos. I know.
...and actually, I've since moved most of it to my sewing/craft room. Of course, in the meantime, I've also had to buy 3 more large plastic containers to hold my newest acquisitions!!