Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pre-Felt "Centipede Scarf" Tutorial- Part 2 of 2

The piece, mid-way through the felting process.



The finished scarf...
 
...and in close-up.

 
Take a good look at the knots...

...they felted a bit, too!

 
Here it is, making it's creepy-crawly way across the floor!



I love its pebbly texture... 
 
...and I really love my 'model' daughter, who was kind enough to pose for me!

 
Using pre-felt that's dyed in this way makes for a festive scarf, don't you think?!?

 
For those of you who just couldn't imagine...

...that the finished scarf would look much different than the pre-felt scarf...

...I invite you to look back and compare. :)

Working the pre-felt during felting and fulling not only shrinks the wool...

...but changes its texture.

The 'legs' become thinner...

...and gain fun, bulbous-looking ends, as well!

I hope that if any of you try making a scarf like this...

...you'll write and let me know how it comes out!!

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14 comments:

Becky J said...

I love the look the look of this scarf. I have done lots of wet felting of various projects, but no scarves yet so this could be a great way to start. In your last post you said this prefelt was made by someone else. Was it pre-dyed and where can I buy some?
Becky x

FeltersJourney said...

I have a feeling that I will be trying this one out (when I get some prefelt and dye it). Rachael would really like one of these :)
x

Heather Woollove said...

Becky--Yes, this glorious pre-felt was hand-dyed by a sweet friend of mine, Jone Rakoski.
I am not certain whether she has any for sale, but you can certainly write and ask her at: goddessofglass(at)hotmail.com.
Deborah--I can't wait to see how yours comes out!!

WonderWhyGal said...

Beautiful!
Love the model and the finished scarf.

Kathryn Ray said...

It definitely reminiscent of the centipedes we used to find in New Mexico. Ick.

I've got the creepy-crawlies on the back of my neck now. lol.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--Thanks...yes, she's such a cutie!! (Your daughter will be that age before you know it, too!)
Kathryn--Oh, no!! :)

Valerie said...

I love how this turned out, Heather, and that you explained your process. Its so whimsical and wild! And your daughter is such a good sport to model it. Maybe you can help me figure out how to make this loveliness with your technique: http://pinterest.com/pin/138345019772883617/
x, Val

Светлана said...

Heather,very beautiful and unusual scarf! This is very interesting, thank you.
Svetlana

ThatFuzzyFeeling said...

Oh it's lovely - a scarf with character! Gorgeous, vibrant colours, too :)

GalaFilc said...

So lovely!!!! Nice colors!

Rachel said...

It certainly looks like fun! Does it tickle when you wear it?

Heather Woollove said...

Valerie--Hahaha...I am not a garment maker (as you might recall!) :) Try checking out these blogs, though, and I think you'll find what you're after:
http://red2white.wordpress.com/
http://terriekwong.blogspot.com/
http://viltefelt.blogspot.com/
Svetlana--Thanks, I'm glad you like it!!
TFF-Thanks! I love the colors, too!
Galina--Thank you!!
Rachel--It does, rather! :)

Het Wolbeest said...

It's gorgious Heather, such a funny shape and beautiful warm sunny colors! Great accessory! Love, Alexandra.

Heather Woollove said...

Alexandra--Thanks so much!!