Thursday, December 27, 2012

Silk-Edged Scarves

Laying out layers of bright blue, superfine merino roving...

 
...and adding a dyed tussah silk border at each end.



The piece, drying, after making it into a pre-felt.
 
After separating it into two pieces, lengthwise...

...I made additional cuts at each end for a 'fringe'.

 
Preparing for the final felting.

 
One large decorated pre-felt =

 
two finished scarves! :)

 
Notice the wiggly texture of the silk fibers.

 
Using brightly-colored superfine merino roving...

...and a handful of dyed tussah silk (in pale, sour apple green)...

...I created two soft-as-butter scarves for holiday giving.

The silk adds a shimmery bit of light to the ends of each scarf...

...and the special roving allows for warmth and against the skin comfort. :)

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4 comments:

Rachel said...

Looking very good, and with cold and wild weather they will be very welcome gifts!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-Yes...We've finally been getting seasonal weather, and it's definitely time for a scarf.:)

Terrie said...

Good way to do with silk on ends. It does add shining. You're thoughtful to have done lots for presents. Touch of love.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--Yes...there's lots of love in each gift! :)