Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Addition-Noil" Tote With Flowers- Part 1 of 2

Pieced silk noil fabric is cut to size...
                                

                                              ...using my resist as a template.



                                          Each side of the resist is then covered...

                                     

                                                 ...with two layers of wool roving.



                                           The fabric is placed on side one...



                                 ...and a painter's tape grid is applied to its surface.



                                An additional two layers of roving are then added...

                                   ...carefully keeping the tape tips free of wool.



                                Flower 'blobs' are prepared from short fiber merino...



                               ...and a rounded glass nugget is centered on each one.



                                        The flowers are 'outlined' in pencil roving...



...and the glass pieces are covered with more short fiber merino.


                                                  Sorry for the outrageous pun...

                                ...but having blogged about another silk noil project  recently...

                             ...this had to be an "addition-noil" one, didn't it?!? :)

                                              I actually made this tote first...

                 ...and refined my technique for the 'noil and nepps' version.

                             Next time: I'll show you how it all goes 'pear-shaped' for a bit...

                                                     ...and then the 'fix'.      

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm very intrigued by the painters tape!

Sandra Knapp said...

What happened to the beautiful aqua, orange and purple???? :(

Terriea Kwong said...

Very special technique ! I'm curious to see how it turns. You're creative, Heather.

Teri Berry said...

I'm intrigued to see where you go with the painter's tape grid....

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks ladies!
Sandie- all will be revealed soon enough!! :)