Saturday, January 12, 2013

'Under The Big Top' Scarf- Part 1 of 2

Laying out two thin layers of superfine merino roving...

 
...and adding cut out bits from my last scarf as embellishment.

 
Wetting out and rolling the project to make a pre-felt.

 
A close-up of the irregular red and yellow bits.



Trimming a 'scarf-wide' strip from the dried pre-felt.
 
Adding wispy, trimmed off margins from my red and yellow scarves...

...to the surface of the pre-felt...

 
...as hand-stitched ruffles...

 
...using nylon thread.

 
As you can see...

...each pre-felt project that I made this fall...

...informed the next with its trimmed off 'leftovers'! :)

Using the cut out dots and edges from my red and yellow 'variations' project...

...I fashioned a new scarf in circus-like primary colors featuring sewn-on pre-felt ruffles.

Next time: the finished scarf.

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6 comments:

Terrie said...

Vibrant color of yellow and orange on blue. Believe the outcome of pref felt ruffles is very pretty effect. Love to see the finished look next.

Rachel said...

Love the idea of a frilly scarf!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

These scarves are very interesting...are they as labor-intensive as they look? Nice job!

Sandie Knapp said...

I've never been that fond of blue, but after seeing what you've d0.
one with these two scarves, even I would like them. The bright yellow and red bits and stripes really add something to these scarves, and make them so interesting and appealing. Very lovely indeed! :)

Viltalakim said...

looks like another wonderull scarf!

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie--I guess I was in a 'bold' color mood with these! :)
Rachel--I think the ruffles are fun, too!
GINMN-Lots of steps, but not hard work. :)
Sandie--Thanks!
Kim--I'm glad you like it!