Thursday, January 24, 2013

Acid-Dyed, Pre-Felt Male/Female Scarf Set- Part 2 of 2

The completed 'male' scarf...

 
...and the completed 'female' one.



Comparing the two scarves, side by side...

...you'll see that cutting slits in the pre-felt (which I later open up into holes)...

...results in a slightly wider and shorter scarf.

 
Note: the actual color is a bit more grey than these photos show.

 
I'm pleased to say that my quite inexpert dye job on these scarves...

...resulted in a variegated look that I like very much.

I find it interesting that merely manipulating the felt with slits at the pre-felt stage...

...so alters the final dimensions of the project!

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15 comments:

Sandie Knapp said...

I'm not the biggest fan of the color blue, but they look stunning to me. The color appears very vibrant and intense. I really like it, very much. I do wish you would take a photo wearing the scarf though, so we would get a better idea of how it looks around the neck. My imagination doesn't work as well as yours does. LOL

Rachel said...

The variegated colour gives the projects so much more life, doesn't it...

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--I think your imagination just works differently than mine. :)
Rachel--You're right, but this was just a happy accident! :)

WonderWhyGal said...

Wow! Those holes really did let the fiber open up and felt more. I am always fascinated how slight manipulations will change a whole design.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--I'm not sure that the openings caused it to felt more, exactly...since they both had a fully felted feel at the end. I think it's more of a 'physics' kind of thing...like looking at a flat onion bag, and then stretching the slits open to enlarge it. :) XO-

Cathy said...

I love the intricate design of the female scarf!

Melissa said...

Very nice....love the color.

Andria said...

Oh wow, how lovely! I really like the one with the holes, it is so cute!

wordlily.com said...

It makes sense to me that the slits (being opened up into holes, especially) would alter the dimensions of the finished object, but I might not have thought about it ahead of time! They look great!

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stitchin' girl said...

Wow! These turned out great! I would never have thought of manipulating felt in this manner, but is sure worked well.

Vivian said...

The female version is lacy and airy, very pretty! I like the variegated effect too.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, all! The feminine one is my favorite, too. :)

AllyB said...

Fabulous color!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Ally!