Scarf workshop

Last Saturday was the last workshop of the year for me and we had a great day creating nuno scarves. I like to change the workshop a little each time and this time we worked on the scarves using pre-felts as well as Merino fibres, silks, lace and angelina fibre.

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The base fabric is silk chiffon and we concentrated on making each scarf double sided often echoing the design without recreating it exactly. The one above (Gill’s) has leaf shapes created using a white pre-felt whilst below  (Bill’s) the shapes are more abstract.

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Fran created this explosion of colour below. The spirals were created in pre-felt and although you can’t see it in the photos it’s liberally sprinkled with angelina. Bill and Fran are both keen beaders so I’m expecting to see these well and truly embellished.

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The angelina fibres are more visible in the one below (Janet’s) and the carding of fibres for the border was subtle but very effective.

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Karen said she felt quite awkward when she began carding fibres for the scarf below but was quite adept before the end. Carded fibres have a lot of depth and movement so they’re well worth the effort.

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June spent time cutting circles from pre-felt and it was time well spent. I love the tail at one end.

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The scarf below (Angie’s) used pre-felt strips in the body and at one end plus some lace and Teeswater curls. I do like asymmetrical ends.

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Finally, but not least, this colourful offering from Kay with pre-felts and Teeswater curls on the end.

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It was a very productive day and I look forward to next years workshops.

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