Saturday, August 3, 2013

'Flirty' Two Layer Plant-Dyed Shawl

Adding black wool roving to the edges of a plant-dyed piece of silk gauze...



...then covering the 'whole shebang' with a layer of black silk gauze... 
 
...and in the process, 'sandwiching in' a collar of roving...

...embellished with small squares of white pre-felt.

 
The finished shawl with collar and ruffled top edge.

 
A view from the back.



(The prints from the plant dyeing are a bit more visible here.)

  
The finished shawl...

 
...'on location' in Spain! :)

 
While playing around, mid-week in Portugal...

...I decided to try a technique similar to one that Claudia Burkhardt had demonstrated for us at Feltfull.

I sandwiched a border of black roving and small, white, pre-felt squares...

...between a one layer of black...

...and one layer of white silk gauze that I had plant dyed (but didn't much like).

Because the edges of the silk were not hemmed...

...I 'trapped' the silk along the top edge of the shawl with wool...

...resulting in a soft, narrow ruffle.

The finished scarf falls as two loose layers of un-hemmed silk...

...connected by its embellished wool collar.

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6 comments:

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Twoje prace są fantastyczne. Jesetm pod wrażeniem.

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--This was a fun experiment!

Sandie Lynne said...

Very pretty, and I bet it's really soft too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Very soft!

Rachel said...

It looks lovely, and very useful, too...

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-A light wrap is a handy thing, I think!