Monday, December 31, 2012

Yarn Embellished Two-Way Scarves- Part 2 of 2

The green side of the pre-felt...

...with yarn embellishment.

 
The wisps of roving that I put down first on the purple side...

...(and last on the green side)...

...help to anchor the blended yarn in the pre-felt.

 

Believing in the old adage, "Waste not, want not"...

...I used the wispy trimmed-off pre-felt bits to make this project.


 
Using nylon thread, I hand-stitched the ends of each 'slice' together...

...turning each one into a circle.

 
During felting.

 
The final fulling.

(Note the shrinkage from the last photo!)

 
The finished scarves...

...with one purple side and one green side...

...for 'two-way' wear!



And for you highly observant types...

...yes, I did remove the nylon hand-stitching prior to giving these away! :)
 
Felting with synthetic fibers is always an experiment.

Sheer, open-weave synthetic fabrics often make beautiful nuno felt...

...and loose synthetic fibers can be 'trapped' with wool fibers...

...to create exciting felt embellishments.

Because I knew that this yarn was primarily acrylic...

...I laid out light smatterings of wool fiber, perpendicular to the yarn layout...

...to help hold it in place.

Making the scarf in two colors...

...allows the wearer to choose which side to wear with which outfit!!

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9 comments:

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Hi Heather, I love the designs but I must be having a thick moment here. Just can't figure out why you are sewing them into a circle.
Blessings & Good Cheer
Helen +ilana = Hi
www.deeplyfelt.com

Heather Woollove said...

Helen-The last year or so, "Infinity Scarves" have been rather popular here with knitters. They are made in a circle, so they can't fall off and get lost, plus they can be worn hanging down for one look, twice looped around the neck for another, or (if the scarf is wide enough), over the head like a hood. This is just my felted version of one. Happy New Year!! XXO

WonderWhyGal said...

Love how they turned out. As you may have seen from my 2012 wrap up, my felting sorely lacked. This year I intend to experiment more.

In the not too distant future (maybe next weekend) I have a fleece or two I want to attempt to make a rug with for my side of the bed.

Wishing you a fabulous beginning to the new year.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea-I'm excited to see how you do with the raw fleeces!
Happy New Year!

Rachel said...

They do look lovely!

Karen said...

I wear infinity scarves a lot of the time, they are so comfy and your not forever rewrapping them round your neck lol love these ones Heather, the colors are lovely and the added yarn is perfect :)

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Thanks!
Karen--I think they're a great innovation. No more obsessive checking to see whether your scarf has slipped off and gotten lost! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

You know, I didn't realize you could use acrylic yarns at all, in your felting projects, and now you have opened my eyes. What else is new?

The scarves came out great, and what a unique design approach. I really like that. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Yes...it IS possible, but you see how very little I was able to use. That's why I 're-gifted' it to you. I know that you will make the most of this lovely pale green yarn! XO-