Neda decorated the center of the ruffle scarf with some silk hankies. The burnt orange really popped – I adore this color combo.
‘Silk hankies’ aren’t really used as hankies. Each hankie contains the silk from a single silk worm. They are super delicate but when added to felting produce a gorgeous sheen. The silk itself doesn’t felt. Neda ‘glued’ it by placing super fine (almost invisible) strands of wool roving on top of it. This tiny amount of roving felts to the base wool layer, trapping the silk into the felted design.
We used a combination of physical rolling, and ‘sanding’. The vibrations from a handheld sander cause the wool roving to felt fast. (NOTE: if you plan to use a sander, make sure it is appropriately grounded, and cover your scarf with plastic so that the sander comes nowhere near any water!!).
I’m such a proud teacher! She did so well! It looks beautiful. It was a pleasure to teach her – we had a lot of fun, chat, music and laughter.
If you would like to learn to felt, I offer all kinds of workshops – check out ‘workshops’ and ‘brochure’ on the Felt Evolution website for workshop dates and descriptions.
Would you like to learn how to felt a ruffle scarf? You can! My ‘It’s Coming Up Roses’ Felted Ruffle Scarf instructional eBook is now available from the Felt Evolution website. Click here to take a look and buy!
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