Friday, April 29, 2011

Turmeric-Dyed Nuno Scarf- Part 1

Laying out fiber on silk gauze in an undulating pattern.

 


Wool roving, mohair waste and Angelina...plus other 'mystery fibers'.

 


Wetting out the scarf...I left some circular sections bare of fiber.

 


Starting to roll the scarf.

 


I was in a playful mood the other day...

...and I wanted to use some of my odd bits and bobs of fiber in a new way.

So I cut a nuno scarf base of undyed silk gauze...

...and just started applying any fibers which struck my fancy!

After rolling for quite a while, some of the fibers weren't adhering very well...

...so I yanked them off and considered my options.

I could have left it as it was...

....but as the gauze was both un-hemmed, and un-dyed , it seemed a little...erm...unfinished-looking to me.

Then I remembered that I had once dyed a scarf with powdered turmeric...

...and I knew just what I wanted to do!

Next time: the finished scarf in all of its marigold vibrancy!

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12 comments:

Terrie said...

nuno felt is really amazing !

Kelly said...

Looks good so far! I cannot wait to see the dye job!

AllyB said...

Another beautiful piece of art. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to see what the turmeric does as I've been seriously thinking about dying some fiber with turmeric. I'll be interested in how you did it for sure. Have a happy Friday!

Rachel said...

Really looking forward to the turmeric-dyed version - what a splendid idea!

Me and Bis said...

So interesting! Unfortunately, I am ignorant when it comes to the wool roving,(have tried felting once and need more instruction)but would love to learn more about it...but the colors and the texture are beautiful.

vilterietje said...

heather you're teasing us!

Jenn said...

I am loving this one! I can't wait to see the completed scarf!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies! I really love the color, too, now that it's dyed.

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh! I can't wait! I want to take some felting classes or have felting play dates so I can make beautiful scarves like this.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--You know you're always welcome to come here for a visit and some felting fun!! XXO-

jessecreations said...

Oh wow, I love it so far and I can't wait to see the finished result!!!

Jess

jessecreations.wordpress.com

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Jess!