a life of fibre

Is it a scarf?

Well, it was meant to be. I had some lovely broad french lace which I thought of using for a nuno scarf. Carefully laying out the wool, I added the lace on one side and dyed silk laps on the other and began rolling. Stopping part way to check how it was progressing, I decided I really didn’t like it and promptly ripped the wool from the lace setting it aside as a pre-felt I could come back to later.

Ripping the wool off whilst it was wet meant it stretched and pulled it, it looked quite good, I began to have thoughts of using it as a collar on a pot, hmm….

 

To begin, I made a basic white pot on a resist and took it to the pre-felt stage with the resist moved. Using about half the scarf length I began pleating and tacking it in place before recommencing felting.

I really like all the chunky texture around the opening contrasting with the plain pot.

Really pleased with how it turned out and I still have half the prefelt and all of the lace leftover for another project. Should I bead the collar??

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2 Responses to “Is it a scarf?”

  1. Kerry L O'Gorman says:

    Very cool…I like the idea of beading or really simple, fine embroidery not just on the collar but the pot as well. I’ve been incorporating stitching into many of my felted pieces. It really gives it that extra umph!

  2. Kerry L O'Gorman says:

    PS…I love when ‘mistakes’ become finished objects!!

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