Congratulations to Jolanta, winner of the Third Birthday Giveaway #4! Please send me your snail mail address and I’ll put the batts in the mail to you. I look forward to seeing how you use them. I hope you have fun!
Here in the Midwest USA, the weather has turned cold and the snow has started to fly. With the holidays and New Year around the corner, my thoughts have turned to warmth and gifts.
I’ve wanted to experiment with cobweb felt so I made a cobweb scarf with one layer of a merino/silk mix. I didn’t intentionally make holes, but let the process dictate the outcome.
Here are some closeups:
It is very lightweight but has enough fiber to keep the neck warm.
Using the same type of merino/silk mix, I made two additional scarves. But this time I didn’t want holes, so I used two layers of fiber and carefully inspected each before felting for weak spots filling in where necessary, then checked frequently during the process.
Of course, with the process of rolling and fulling each ended up with some holes. The brown more than the lilac. I like the look of them, but disappointed in the outcome.
Last year I made my husband a scarf with the merino/silk mix, but used a prefelt between layers and it made it much heavier. Perhaps, next time I will use an additional layer of merino instead of prefelt for a thinner scarf.
I’ve also been pod happy again and have made two more as gifts. I made batts using merino/silk, and merino for outside layers and Cheviot as an inner layer to give the bowl strength, but of course, it migrates through and had to be shaved.
What projects have you been working on for the season?