Monday, April 18, 2011

Hot pink nuno felt for spring

 Click on the pictures for better detail . I don't know if you can tell but this is actually doubled and I laid wool in-between and on top of silk edge so the draped part is actually two layers and no hemming .
 This is the back side of the same shawl .
 Two smaller light weight scarves with layers of silk, wool, silk and colour !
 Above and below is another doubled chiffon wrap....I cut fringe along the edges after it was half felted .

 Above is sans chiffon but light layers of silk and wool fibers and below is another hand dyed chiffon with wool and silk edging . The white is bits of silk fiber "smoke" .
 Below is a mistake but I think it's redeemable . I was actually trying to make a computer bag and used some netting on top of the wool,( instead of silk), but only the edges, ( where it was sandwiched between the wool), actually felted ..... which turned out to be a good thing as it just covered all the silk, wool and mohair fibers . Fortunately, it wasn't to hard to remove it and keep felting . I'm not thrilled with the color or lack of design but the silk and mohair turned out OK so I will probably still sew it into a bag .
 Below is a lay out using some of the silk chiffon I dyed this week . You can see how much they shrink in the following picture .
 I also made a larger , double layer cape using a top layer of the turquoise chiffon and bottom layer of the red chiffon . You can sort of see a W in a peach color that is actually sandwiched between the two chiffons and give it sort of a butterfly look when worn over the shoulders .
 Below is a picture of another project (and one step closer to actually trying to sell some of my things....I bought to stamps from Vista black with the shop logo and smaller red stamp with my Etsy and blog addresses . I cut the circles out of some of leather and deer hide that I found at my local thrift store .I  glued a non-fraying backing to give them more stiffness and coated the leather with pearlized sealer . It's been a lot of mindless busy work but sometimes "mindless" can also be very Zen . I also made some silk labels for my scarves but I'll show that later .
 ....and as if that wasn't enough......I also bought some stuff to make dog collars....plastic clips, D rings and cotton webbing . I thought it would be a great way to make use of all my scraps of felt  and vintage material I have been collecting for years . It's "easy" sewing, so these are kind of fun .
 You would think after all that work, I was the one who deserved a nap, but looks like 2 of my 3 favorite guys beat me to the bed again .Happy felting !

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