Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I cut silk fabric into squares and rectangles in a Mondrian inspired pattern. Then I laid out the wool out on both sides where the fabric meets, orienting the fiber so the silk would pucker into a ruffle. In the photo the white square looks pale blue, but it actually pops a bit more in person.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Earlier this summer I made a bag with curly locks on one side and a different pattern on the back side. The more I looked at it, the more I hated having dissimilar motifs on one bag. Yesterday I felted up a piece of felt with curly lamb's wool locks and sewed on an external pocket. Now the bag has two sides that match and I am much happier with it. The upcycled leather belt strap is quite long so it can be worn cross body, and both ends of the strap have extra holes so it can be shortened if needed.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I bought a flowered silk skirt at a thrift shop and it has been sitting in the silk bin waiting for inspiration to strike. Finally, I decided to cut out some of the flowers in the print and nuno felt them onto a wool and tussah silk scarf. On the edges of the scarf are several of the colors in the flowers, just to make it interesting.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Shades of reds and golds in this upcycled silk remind me of fire. Merino wool is nuno felted in stripes, making the silk pucker into ruffles.