Poncho 3

Sorry I’ve been missing recently, it’s been a particularly hectic time but I’ll try and catch up over the next few weeks. Apologies if things are out of time order.

This was one of the ponchos I made for the workshop but never got around to showing. I began by salt and pepper dyeing the silk chiffon and took my colours based on the results.

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The colours were quite bright so to tone them down I used autumn tones with black, it worked a treat and here’s the wool reverse.

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Good enough to wear this way out but even better when viewed from the silk side.

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You can see circles of prefelt that  I used to adorn the poncho and also to weight the ends. The prefelt was added on top of the silk prior to felting.

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If you look at the left you can see a line in the colour. The silk wasn’t the right shape for my project so I cut and stitched it together before felting but after dyeing. If I’d stitched and then dyed you wouldn’t notice this at all. The stitches were removed after felting. I wanted to show that it is possible to work in this way and also that it can be used as a technique to patchwork your nuno.

I think there may be other clothing shapes to follow if I ever find a quiet day!

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