Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Felted Hand-Spun Yarn Scarf



Sparkly art batt and hand-spun yarn.


Stitching strands of yarn together through wax paper.


The finished scarf...


...and closer...


...and closer, still.


Felted sections keep the strands of yarn from pulling apart...


...and tiny, stitched on beads add extra bling.


I recently read a tutorial for a scarf made from hand-spun yarn...

...with sections of fabric sewn on to hold the strands of yarn together.

I thought that this could easily be done with felt as well...

...and I decided to give it a whirl!

I had some beautiful core-spun yarn that my friend Linda made for me during a summer visit...

...and a sparkly pink art batt that she gifted me with as well...

...so I decided to try for a really feminine scarf!! :)

To hold the separate strands of yarn together at specific intervals...

...I machine stitched them between a strip of wax paper.

There are probably better ways of doing this...

...but the wax paper was easily removed after sewing...

...and it kept the yarn from getting caught and tangled as I stitched.

I then wrapped bits of batt around the sewn areas...

...and wet felted them into 'beads'.

When it was completed and dried...

...I hand-stitched small glass beads to each felt section for fun.

Now it's all ready for Christmas wrapping paper...

...and there's one more thing I can cross off my 'to do' list!! :)

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14 comments:

Patty Biermans said...

You're right!! This is a scarve for a lovely pink lady! Gorgious! hugzz...peebee

Karen said...

I think thats really clever and i love the way it turned out ,the colors are so pretty it looks very soft xo

Heather Woollove said...

Peebee and Karen--Thanks!! I thought it was a great way to show off beautiful yarn. It is VERY soft, too! XXO-

Grazyna said...

Great! Very nice idea. I like it.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Grazyna!

Becky Utecht said...

I love it Heather! Great way to make some quick gifts and show off those funky handspun yarns. I'm going to start looking through my stash. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Woollove said...

Becky--I thought it was a lot of fun, too!
I can't wait to see how yours come out!

Jenn said...

I love it! As a desert dweller, I'm very into skinny scarves. Beautiful colors!

Rachel said...

It's lovely - frivolous and flirty!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Jenn!
Rachel--Thanks, yay...that's what I was aiming for.

Sandie Knapp said...

The colors are really pretty. Very interesting. I am assuming this is more of a "fashion" type scarf, right? Neat trick holding the strands together too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Yes...definitely not one for a bitterly cold day!! :)

Kelly said...

what a great idea! I love this!

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--You probably have some yarn on hand that would be perfect for this!!