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Where has all the time gone?

Where has all the time gone?

I do not know where time has gone. I remember having time but it seems very elusive at the moment. Most of my time is taken up with preparing things for our farmer’s market. Thursday is cookies and Friday with my husband doing as much as me, are all the fresh baked goods like butter tarts and buttermilk tarts. lemon curd for tarts too and bread. all this is fine but now I am spending the rest of the week making meat pies. Tourtiere and Chicken. selling out as fast as I can make them. Don’t get me wrong, this is all good it just doesn’t leave much time for felting.

To that end, I have only a couple of pictures of my current felt cowl project I was telling you about here: felted cowl part 1

This is making the template. I drew around the finished paper one and then sized it up.

And this is the silk wrapped around it. Is anyone surprised I picked purple?  You can see the line across on the other side. I forgot to take a picture of the other side. I took me forever and many tried to get the silk around it. I was just not wrapping my head around how to do it. Looking at it here I would make the template larger top to bottom and tape it across the middle, around, then around back and across the middle again. I think I was trying to do it like the paper one which has the joined area on the diagonal and the back part strait. This is much easier. I will put in some basting stitches to replace the tape and I can move onto the laying out of fibres. At this rate, it will be a Christmas present to myself.

By the time I got to this point, I was ready to say this will be a one-off experiment because I am not struggling like this for everyone I make. But now seeing it in a picture after several days of throwing evil looks at it on the other table I think it won’t be so hard the second time.

How would you set up for this type of scarf?

 

 

An Interesting Cowl Experiment, Part One Design

An Interesting Cowl Experiment, Part One Design

Here is the link to the pattern I used for inspiration. https://catbordhi.com/wp-content/uploads/Rio-Calina-Cowl-1.3.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2sORW3PfXAJ3hP9Rcf_ZGYJM0rMsn5kdSnELmee1ca33VxeaoSSg2HLsw

When I saw it it had been shared form here.  It is a free pattern.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/knitscents/

When knitting this you do it flat and sew it together. I am not a great sewer and it would end up not looking very good. So I want to figure out how to do it over a resist.  It will also take up a lot less room when felting if it is around a resist.

I cut a piece of paper 36 inches by 9 inches.  The pattern is 34 inches long but it was easier for me to measure 3 feet. I have footmarks along the edge of my table. The 9 was a guess.

Next was figuring out the folding. the pattern has the cowl divided into 3 and you join it fold to fold. This is what happens when you try that with paper. You can’t align them properly because the bottom is bigger than the top.

I adjusted the folds until they aligned properly and taped it again. Then I folded it in half along the length.

This is going to be too small. It works with knitting because it has stretch, felt and paper do not. It makes an interesting hat.

I decided to slide it down to my neck. It was just manageable. I turned it over too.

So 3 feet isn’t the right length. I will try 4 feet.

This one worked well. it goes on fairly easy and it is not tight around my neck.  Of course, it won’t be as stiff as the paper.

It won’t be as bulky as the knit one but I think it will still be nice.  I may have it done in time to be another item for the 3rd quarter challenge. https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2020/07/07/2020-third-quarter-challenge/  There is still time for you to join in too. You can share your items on the forum. https://feltandfiberstudio.proboards.com/thread/4185/2020-third-quarter-challenge

 

 

 

 

 

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