Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A little quickie....


... project, that is! After all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I was craving the chance to felt something (other than a birdhouse) that would incorporate all that I find satisfying in felting.
That means lots of experimenting, unpredictability, texture, color, and a little bit of "magic" added to the mix. This scarflet (mini scarf) fit the bill.
I used a bit of silk chiffon that I had hand-dyed and didn't particularly love the result enough to invest in a large shawl, so I cut it into a smaller piece and began grabbing colorful bits of merino, soft, hand-dyed milk fiber, a bit of angelina, and baby alpaca. I decided to leave the edges unfinished, rough and ruffled.

Since this was going to be a short scarf , it needed a pin and I wanted to use a complementary color that would stand out from the scarf itself. I felted a flower pin and added a turquoise bead for the center.
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14 comments:

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Great scarf and I LOVE that pin! My colors...

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

We'd like to try for the wool and warm socks!!
Kim and Bonnie Jo

tonya said...

Love your scarf! And the pin is just darling!

Modisch Schreibt said...

I love the felted flower pin !!! The bead in the middle adds the perfect touch !! :)

Loco Lindy said...

Thanks, everybody! Dianne, the whole time I was putting these photos up I kept thinking that these are your exact colors- I love them, too!

WonderWhyGal said...

What a beautiful scarflette. The colors and texture are gorgeous. This year I intend to experiment more with felting. I really do enjoy the difference in the creative process compared to spinning or knitting.

Your flower accent was the perfect finishing touch.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

AllyB said...

Most creative scarf I've ever seen, absolutely lovely. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Dutch Hollow said...

What wonderful texture and colors. That's a work of art!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Love your scarflet! Great colors and texture - the flower pin is perfect.

Alpaca Meadows said...

Your scarf is beautiful, so is your pin! I am glad I stumbled across you and am looking forward to more of your posts...have a great weekend!

Kathryn Ray said...

I agree with everyone... the colors and texture are wonderful.

Melissa Plank said...

Your felted neck cozy is so attractive, I love everything about it, especially the flower embellishment!

Ellen said...

Oh my gosh! That scarf and flower are gorgeous!
Thanks for brightening up the gloomy, stormy day we're having.

jessecreations said...

Wow, I love this!! I've never done that type of felting before, but I'm itching to try it out! :)

Jess