nuno felt scarf layout blythwhimsiesI found a gorgeous lightweight floral silk chiffon scarf to try out some nuno felting. It was a wet and rainy day, very overcast, so playing with this colourway was a delightful contrast. I never know in advance what I’m going to do so I just start laying down some wool and let the patterns emerge organically. This one has white and pale green merino wool, purple and fiery orange/red/yellow locks, pale green tapestry wool laid on a poppy floral print scarf.

nuno felt scarf layout detailAnd here’s the finished scarf. I noticed that rather than ruching the silk chiffon, it was becoming distorted and stretched, which gives the whole scarf a wavy (or waney) edged style. What was a very insubstantial little scarf now has more weight and body yet is still soft and drapey.

nuno felt silk chiffon scarf blythwhimsies

I think next time I will try a different kind of silk and felt the edges so that there are larger areas of scrunched and ruched silk between the wool parts. This is very pretty for spring though.

By |2017-09-10T16:25:17+01:00October 19th, 2015|felt and fabric|