Friday, March 18, 2011

Open Sesame Scarf- Pushing the Envelope

Laying out wool roving.

 


Notice the sheen of the silk and wool blend.

 


The finished scarf-fully extended.

 


One more view.

 


Perhaps I'm a bit of a deconstructionist at heart...

...because every time I learn a new technique...

...I like to work with it until I find its logical endpoint.

I really wanted to see just how open I could make a 'Dawn-style' scarf...

...before it fell apart and was no longer, in fact, a scarf! Grin.

I used narrow sections of orange, yellow and red wool roving...

...and the blue silk and wool blend that you may remember from my previous post.

I laid out the scarf with just enough overlap and connections...

...to keep it intact during felting and beyond.

You may not want to go quite as far as I did here...

...but at least you may now have a better idea about how much fiber is really necessary.

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14 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

I like that you push the envelope. It's through experimentation that we learn and I appreciate that you share in your successes and failures.

The scarf is sassy!

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Andrea!! I didn't want to go too far and have another disaster this week! Har.

AllyB said...

An impressive show of artistry and originality for sure. I love it. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks for your effusive praise, Ally!! XXO-

wordlily.com said...

So much fun! Yay for experimentation. :)

Melissa Plank said...

What a wonderful creation, very architectural, I love it!

Marushka C. said...

Eye-catching & very appealing! I love it that you wrote about your intention and your process in making it.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, wordily, Melissa and Marushka!!

Spinster Beth said...

Hi Heather, thanks for visiting my blog! I love the blue and white purse on your previous post ... very nice!

I will be at MD S&W as a happy, happy customer. I usually go the first day, because I spend so much, I don't dare go two days!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Beth! When we went last year, it was so darned hot and crowded on Saturday that we swore we wouldn't go on the first day ever again! I'm hoping for better weather this year for sure!!

Melissa said...

I haven't done much felting but your scarf if way cool.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Melissa!

Cameron said...

Heather, So great to hear from you. I keep up with you pretty regularly though I don't always write. I love to see what you come up with, your great purses, scarves, pillows, etc. I think that I am a compulsive felter, but you have more energy than I can muster. Great work. Love your blue and white bag, so cute. Many hugs your way.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Cameron! We need to plan a 'felting retreat' of our own, sometime and see what we can accomplish together!! XXO-