Decorating the cowl

As you recall I was dying some silk lap for my cowl. They turned out well. Silk always looks so raggy after dying. I think it’s the squeezing out of the excess water. They look a little better dry after a little shake and stretch.

With the cowl being different colours of purple I think either the gold/orange or gold/ orange/purple.

 

I decided on the gold/orange/purple. the gold/ orange was to close the leaf fabric. I cut a small amount from one side of the lap.

 

I stretched the silk over the back of the cowl leaving enough on each end to cover the front.

I flipped it over and then cut up the leaves to decorate the ends. I put some on the underside( the silk side) and some on the top.

Then the other end

You saw above I had about 10 grams of silk. After stretching it out to get the amount of silk lap I wanted, I ended up cutting about 1/4 of it off the 2 ends.

I covered it up and gave it a good rubbing on both sides and rolled it up. Next up, the rolling. I am starting to feel like this is the never-ending cowl but I hope to show you it all finished in the next post. Before I can do that, I have to make some more masks, my mom wants a couple and some more pie making. And of course, today is Halloween. No trick or treating for the kids but the grandkids are having a haunted walk in the field. The grownups have as much fun setting it up as the kids will have running around in it.

 

 

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10 Responses to Decorating the cowl

  1. Patricia says:

    It’s looking really great and I would love to have a go. What would you suggest for the resist dimensions please .

  2. ruthlane says:

    I think the color scheme is great. Sounds like you are staying busy. I’m sure you will finish it soon.

  3. annielynrosie says:

    Love the colour combo! Looking forward to seeing it done.

  4. Jan says:

    i love your colour sceem! i am looking foreword to seeing it (maybe at the Flax possessing?)

    did you get the sheep draped in sheets to help as ghosts in your Halloween walk?

  5. Antje says:

    The silk & leaf colours should make your cowl ‘pop’ – looking forward to seeing the finished result.
    Hope you had fun in the field with your grandchildren.

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