Friday, August 8, 2014

Silk Print and Selvedge Table Runner- Part 1 of 2

Laying irregular pieces of dyed silk...


                                           ...onto the bubble wrap surface...



                                           ...then adding brightly colored...



                                          ...or highly textural embellishments...

                  ...(like 'hairy' yarn, silk selvedge or finished felt cords or strips)...



                                        ...to the surface of each piece of silk.



                                                 Covering the whole shebang...




...with layers of variegated wool roving...


                                                       ...wetting it out...



                                               ...and then...lots of rubbing!



                                              Next time: the runner takes shape.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Now I'm confused - wondering how much of the embellishments will show through the silk!

Sandra Knapp said...

From what I see so far, this is going to be amazing. How can you miss with such gorgeous colors?

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel-Good catch!! I made them bumpy or bright so they'd show...see Part 2!! :)
Sandie-Thanks!