Monday, November 29, 2010

A Tale of Two Felted Skirts- Skirt 2

Pencil roving 'paisleys'.
 


The skirt with the (wild) roving it was made from.
 


The finished skirt-prior to trimming (silk side 'out').
 


Me wearing the skirt (with leggings...to work!!) Grin.
 


After the debacle with skirt # 1...

...I knew that I needed to scale waaaaay back on the fiber this time.

So for skirt # 2...

...I used only one thin layer of roving with the silk gauze.

Since I intended to wear it over leggings, anyway...

...I thought that if my fiber didn't cover every inch of the skirt, it would be no big deal...

...but, actually, it worked out fine.

I made 'paisleys' from pencil roving...

...and tucked them between the silk and the roving on the skirt front.

As with all of my nuno pieces, I started with cool water and soap...

...and only after the wool had migrated through the silk, did I 'turn up the heat'!

I still find it extremely awkward...

...flipping and rolling a piece as big as this by myself.

Too bad some of you don't live closer!!! Giggle.

Since I prefer the silk side of nuno felted items, and also to tone down the very loud green of my roving...

...even though it's technically reversible...

...I only intend to wear this skirt silk side 'out'.

I'm not exactly sure what some of my co-workers thought of this outfit...

...but it was warm and comfy and I'm sure I'll be wearing it again!! :)

Posted by Picasa

23 comments:

vilterietje said...

wellllllll....great! and it looks great on you too, so maybe you can start a shop or workshop selling skirts. i'm going to make one too, but i'll leave out the silk, no nuno, only felt. love, riet:)

Kelly said...

Wow! I cannot believe how much space is needed to lay that out! Awesome job! :)

Vilt à la Kim said...

HI Heather, I love the way your skirt came out!! well done!

WonderWhyGal said...

Is it a slip on skirt or did you add a zipper?

It's beautiful!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Let me be the first to say:
Well Done!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks to all of you for your nice comments!!
I was actually a little shy about wearing it out, but now, thanks to you, I probably won't be taking it off!! Giggle.

Andrea--It's another slip-on one.

Abigail Thomas said...

im very impressed!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Abigail!

Kathleen said...

Look at those legs!! Wow!!

Kathy

Fiona said...

Looks great. I might try one.

Heather Woollove said...

Hahaha, Kathy...Yeesh!

red2white said...

Heather, the skirt is fabulous and your outfit chic, your co-workers should notice!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Monika!

Ruth said...

It turned out wonderfully!

kasthurirajam said...

pretty work

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks! It's really comfortable, too.

Dawn said...

Good morning and hats off to the Felting Queen!!!! I love this skirt and you look great in it. You'll soon have people stopping by your work area just to see you what you've whipped up to wear that day. Looks like you have enough wool left over to make a matching jacket...Hmmmmm:-)

Hugs,
Dawn

Sandie Knapp said...

I think you are amazing, and the skirt looks great on you too! Wow, you continue to surprise me, and I'm so glad you just keep at it until you get just what you want. I love that in you. Congratulations!

XO :)

Heather Woollove said...

Hahaha, Dawn. Yup...I can just imagine an entire outfit in bright green nuno felt!! (not)

Awwwww...thanks, Sandie. I think we're kindred spirits with this 'keeping at it' thing, though! :)

clasheen said...

I'd just like to know what's wrong with a whole outfit in bright green nuno felt???

Love the skirt Heather!

X

Heather Woollove said...

Nicola---It was great to see your sweet face on your blog post today!
I guess I know who I'll be sending that green outfit to, if Miss Dawn talks me into making it! Big hugs-

FeltersJourney said...

WooHoo! LOVE love LOVE the skirt Heather! Very cool! I think that green is awesome too :) I'd wear that no probs. Definately gonna be making me some felt skirts soon
xxx

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Deborah! It is really fun to wear.