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Ruffle Scarves and Slippers

Ruffle Scarves and Slippers

I am still working toward my up coming show. I have been making some short ruffle scarves that should work well inside winter coats. I use a template to get the proportions right and have them shrink to the right size. You can see the template below the scarf below and you can see how much it shrank.

ruffle scarf shrinkage

Here are the 3 I have done. In the first one you can see the ruffles and then all rolled up looking like hand weights.

ruffle scarves ruffle scarves rolled up

I also taught a slipper class last week end. I couldn’t find my sample s so had to quickly make a couple. I made little boots for my grandson. her they are stuffed with plastic and covered in some pantyhose ready for the washer and the finished pair.

Fynn boots redy for washer Fynn boots finnished

I tried the heart shaped template. It was on the Forum but I can’t find it right now.

my slippers ready to felt my slippers

They are not fulled enough but I needed to stop to have them dry in time. It was good really because they could feel the difference between Fynn’s fulled slippers and mine. I will stuff them and put them through the washer. I am sorry to say I forgot to take any pictures at the class.

And lastly another inspiration picture. The leaves are now starting to fall so now the ground and the trees  match and it is time to play in the leaves.

falling leaves Fynn likes them.

Fynn in the leaves

 

 

This and That…

This and That…

I had been traveling during the holidays and on the return home I had to start working on baby shower favors for the shower I’m throwing in California for my daughter in law later this month.  It’s an exciting time, but also stressful with additional travels for graduations and birthdays coming up.

One of the first things I did when I returned was to go to The Fold to stock up on fiber.  I needed primary colors to work on the color wheel for our first quarter challenge.

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I also bought some Yak and ramie.

I’m not a pink person, but my first granddaughter will be born soon so I stocked up.  I’ve been making booties for party favors, but I don’t think I bought enough roving.  Thank you to forum member (Tina) Cherry for providing me with the template.

While we were in Hawaii my husband Craig and I  had the opportunity to meet Tina Cherry and her husband for lunch at Duke’s On The Beach.  Thanks for lunch Tina and Stan!  We had a great visit.

 

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Samples made.

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I wanted one side to be lighter than the other so I proceeded to make batts combining white and pink to lighten the color.

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I made 12 resists. Since I’m not sure how many people will attend the shower, I expect to make extras.  I used two layers. One light and one darker.

Process started.

 

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Here’s the third side done waiting to put the final layer on.

2015-01-25 16.32.01So far I’ve made 24 experimenting with different ways to speed up the process.  Since we are in the middle of a blizzard here in the Chicago area, I ordered more fiber from Paradise Fibers in Spokane.  I’m hoping it will arrive by Wednesday when I’m sure to be out.  And of course, I have to decide how to decorate and fill them.

Well, back to the resists for round two…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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