Friday, April 1, 2011

Striped 'Art Yarn' Scarf- Part 1

Laying out merino roving in stripes.



Adding art yarn.



Angelina sparkles!



Sandwiching the yarn with a thin layer of white roving.



I wanted to make a wide, thin scarf for myself several weeks ago...

...and decided that it would be fun to make it in lots of bright colors!

I used thin layers of merino roving for the bands of color...

...then added pieces of art yarn, lengthwise, to make a fringe at each end.

For a little sparkle, I added blobs of Angelina fibers...

...then covered the surface with a second thin layer of roving (white this time).

Because I wanted the scarf to be thin and supple, but strong...

...I laid out the white wool perpendicular to the colored layer and sandwiched the yarn between them.

Next time...

...photos of the finished scarf!

22 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

How long is your pre-felt scarf and what is the finished length? I'm always curious since my knitted scarves are always super long (usually 6 ft)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

vilterietje said...

hope the finished product looks as nice as you want it to:)

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--This one is actually pretty short. It started out a little longer than 6 ft and ended up about 4&1/2 feet long. (I made one this week that is longer, but I had to roll it up as I worked on it and that's a bit of a pain!)
Riet--Let's see what you think next time!! :)

Terrie said...

Love the colorful style. Earger to see the finish look. Thanks Heather for your comment on my blog. Will share the fun of nuno felt after it.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terrie! Sometime we should coordinate taking a class together here in the US. It would be so much fun to meet you and spend some time felting together!!
XXO-

Melissa Plank said...

I can't wait to see your finished project. Nice post, educational too!

del said...

Wow, that is so interesting! I've never seen this done before. Can't wait to see it finished.

wordlily.com said...

Oh, I bet this one will turn out great!

Melissa said...

Can't wait to see the finished scarf.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Patty Biermans said...

Love the bright colors and how you explane step by step what you have done....Great! Hugzz...Peebee

ArtMind said...

Ohh, it's been ages since I visited your space, Heather!
So sorry for that - didn't forget you though - don't worry! :)
What a beautiful lay out! The spark looks like the perfect touch! :)
happy weekend to you & can't wait to see the finished scarf! :)

Leah said...

Can't wait to see it finished!

Kelly said...

I cannot wait to see the finished scarf....angelina always makes it sparkle! I love merino, but dislike how much it shrinks down during felting!

Spinster Beth said...

Oh, you got us all excited and then didn't show the finished project! :-)

Can't wait to see it!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies!!
Yes, Beth...I'm just a big tease!! Grin.

Cameron said...

Can't wait to see. Thanks for stopping by you creative soul you. Hugs

Heather Woollove said...

Hugs to you, too, Cameron!!

AllyB said...

I know your scarf is going to be awesome. I love bold color on a white background. I am not so generous as to knit heels for a friend but I will do it for my daughter, LOL. Although I have been knitting an entire sock for the past week so I could resize the pattern a friend...Maybe I am generous after all? Can't wait to see your finished scarf. Happy Fiber Arts Friday.

Sandie Knapp said...

Can't wait to see the finished scarf, but I already know it's going to be great. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Ally--Ooops...your daughter!!
...but yes, I do think you are a generous and helpful friend!! :)
Sandie--Thanks for your sweet comments!

Viltalakim said...

You are making everyone curious .. :) me included. hihihi
I will be back ....

Heather Woollove said...

Kim...Mwaaaaahahahaha!! :)