I laid out the wools and cashmere on silk gauze, then lightly felted to the prefelt stage and let it dry overnight.
Then I finished fulling it. I love it just like this, without releasing the shibori beads. But on this scarf, the beads needed to be let out- there are surprises hiding inside! Ready? Taa daa!
I love the vibrancy of these bubbles. I also love it in its quieter version- precutting. The beads could be released form the back instead, leaving the bubbles whole. It would make a beautiful scarf with the shibori bubbles done all in white also….reminiscent of constellations….So much felt to make! Good thing I start selling at the market soon, and in my studio space, so it all can find new homes! For me it is all about the idea, and the making. I don’t need to own any piece especially. But I love to play out an idea in 10 different variations of colour and pattern, before moving on.
The picture above shows the patterning on the reverse side of the shibori bubbles. It’s quite lovely and textured…and cashmere…mmmmmm…..
And here…the cashmere side of the stitch design in detail, and then with the silk gauze side. These stitch patterns really resonate with me, and I feel they’ll be showing up a lot in my work. They create senses of pathways, songlines, animal tracks. I have several wall pieces percolating….they will certainly use these lines….
The cashmere is gorgeous…it felted really well, and it is delicious against your skin. I used about 20grams for this scarf, which means I have more than enough to make another….yay!
A highly wearable and unique scarf. I am thinking that if I am going to put the time into felting pieces, why not let it always be such a pleasure, with a one of a kind outcome…felt less, charge more?
A perfect spring week…wool, sunshine, creativity, ideas…
Hope you had the chance to make something, just for the love of the making this week!