Saturday, March 7, 2015

New Felted Scarves and Coats

Here are a few nuno felted pieces I have been working on lately.
The first three are images of a long, gossamer coat. It hangs to the hips at the front then sweeps to just above the ankles at the back. The upper layer is like an extended collar/cape. Very floaty when worn. Very hard to get a good picture of this one.

 This second piece is a nuno felt scarf which incorporates layers of silk which I have dyed using shibori methods, hand dyed cotton gauze and border leicester curls, also hand dyed. All felted together with merino wool.
 Both the coat and the fringed scarf are going into an exhibition. The following nuno felt shibori scarves are listed in my etsy shop. They too are light, soft, gossamer pieces.

I have nuno felted the centre with soft superfine merino. Then stitched and gathered this section into folds and dyed it. When the stitches are removed, the folds remain creating this wonderful concertina pattern. Each gossamer scarf can be worn in a number of very different ways.