Friday, October 8, 2010

'Wool Ribbon' Pillow Cover- Part One


Variegated batts (some made from wool sent to me by a friend in Chile!)


Wool ribbons laid out in a geometric pattern.


White and natural flax fibers laid out over the wool.


The finished piece...prior to trimming.


Last Fall, I bought some beautiful wool roving at a Sheep and Wool Festival...

...unfortunately, when I got it home, I realized that it was very ribbon-like and nearly impossible to lay out or card. :(

I really love the warm red and pumpkin orange colors, though... I resolved to find a way to use it somehow.

Since teasing fibers apart from the hank wasn't possible...

...I decided to cut and lay out the fiber chunks, as is.

It seemed to me that a geometric pattern would work best for this... I designed a lay-out which resembles a quilt block.

You'll be shocked to see the difference in this project after trimming... stay tuned for Part Two (next time) for the big reveal!! Giggle.

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Jackie said...

OOOH! I can't wait it looks lovely,

Kelly said...

Nice! Are you making a seamless piece or are you going to sew? I cannot wait to see the final piece!

Joei Rhode Island said...

What a great solution! Will be back to see the final results.