Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sally's Winter Scarf

 

 

 

 


Several weeks ago, my friend, Sally...

...a veritable fiber wizard...

...blogged about knitting herself a Winter coat!

Now, I don't know about you...

...but this just blew my mind!!

(How does one do such a thing?!?!?!)

Anyway, I decided that a new coat deserved a new scarf...

...and I would make one for her.

I started with a length of my hand-dyed silk gauze...

...and topped it with batts in her favorite colors (wrapping the gauze around the edges).

I made 'ropes' with roving...

...and laid them out, making wild and wiggly fringes.

More variegated batts were split and laid across the top surface...

...to help anchor the fringes and the gauze.

Because the silk was entirely covered with fiber...

...I could proceed much more aggressively than with my 'usual' nuno pieces.

Additionally, the scarf retained its length and width...

...resulting in quite a large and luxurious scarf!

The other nice thing is that the 'body side' of the scarf...

...is very soft silk, and quite comfortable against the skin.

When it was completely felted and dried...

...I hand-stitched the bits of fringe which weren't felted right to the edges of the scarf.

I'm pleased to report that Sally is quite happy with it...

...and I hope that it will keep her warm and snuggly all Winter long!
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2 comments:

Vilt à la Kim said...

LOl , I wouldn't know how to knit a scarf too, hihihihi I did that a few months ago, but it took me forever and way longer then I would have felted...

Sally Anne said...

Oh Heather, what a beautiful creation...so that is how it is done...very clever !
I just LOVE it so much and am really humbled that you should want to make it for ME !
Thank you so much.
xxxxx