She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands. -Proverbs 31:13

Friday, October 21, 2011

Completed Floral Scarf in Retro Colors

The colors in this scarf are so happy! So many things these days are drab, but this sure isn't. Nuno felting the cotton took about a hundred eleventeen hours. I didn't think the wool would ever migrate through. The bamboo and firestar didn't help speed things up. I'm quite pleased with the end result.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Floral Print Scarf Project in 1950's Colors

I've been cutting individual elements of a print out of a thin cotton fabric and laying them on wool roving. The fabric was a blouse in what look to me like 1950's color combinations. It must be the turquoise background that reminds me of my grandmother! It needs a bit more wool between the flowers and leaves and will be ready to felt.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nuno Felted Ombre Burnout Silk

These need to be rephotographed because the ombre silk is washed out in the bright sunlight. However, this is made from upcycled burnout ombre silk and black merino wool. The edges are slightly ruffled.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Red Clutch

I made this bag as a tote big enough for paperwork, but it wasn't talking to me. After removing the handles and folding over the top edge to reveal the bright red interior it looks a lot better. The cuts in the wool closed up quite a bit as the wool shrank.

Samuel Chase Chapter, DAR

On Friday I had the privilege of speaking at the regular meeting of the Samuel Chase Chapter of the DAR. My mom is a member of that chapter, so they introduced me as both a daughter and a Daughter with a capital D. The photos are on my mom's camera, so they aren't posted here.