I am doing a reasonable job of using up my silk scraps. For months I used large saris to make scarves, coats, vests and jackets, but tossed the small scraps in a bin. Here is how to use them up!
Lay out your scraps in a somewhat rectangular (scarf) pattern. You can see some of the scraps overlap, but there are still gaps. That's OK.
and here is the end result! Several different pieces of blue sari, with cool intentional holes.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
I found a lovely shaped glass vase at the thrift store. Then made a vessel with spikes (black and grey) and strands (brown and silk). Cutaways and nunofelt beaded silk sari fabric covered the surface. After working it to a strong felt, I shaped it over the glass and used the strands to wrap the upper part tight to the neck of the vase. I loved the result!
Thursday, August 10, 2017
I wanted to make a long nuno felt shawl. As you can see it extends about 24 inches past the end of my table. I used a long enough plastic wrap below and went ahead and started laying the wool roving and pre-felt details on the top half....
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Two more vessels: One stretched over a glass vase with branches reaching up.
Monday, July 10, 2017
I decided it was too long to wait until Fall to do more felting workshops, and since my new studio is big and cool, even on summer days, I am running a few this summer. The first was yesterday with three large nuno felted scarves. Lovely black, grey, cream and white shawls, a full six feet long!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The Fibre Garden. Come visit and join a workshop while in the beautiful Niagara Region!