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« on: June 23, 2013 01:01:25 PM »



This is based on a project in the "Uniquely Felt" book (which I highly recommend). It is good for anyone feeling too lazy to actually lay out fibers, and would probably work well for a beginner.

Pull off one long continuous section of merino roving, longer than you want the finished scarf to be. Carefully spread the roving fibers out like this



Do this to the whole piece of roving and lay it out in your felting area



Add design elements (I used some muga silk) and make "holes" in areas that are thin.




Wet it out and felt it as you like, being sure to work the intentional holes so that they have nice edges. The result looks like this



This is a nice use of rovings in colorways that don't lend themselves to wet felting (lots of hand dyed rovings for knitters just don't look nice when wet felted because the colors get blended unpleasantly). It is not a good use for superwash (the fiber in the second photo was some mystery merino that turned out to be superwash, bleh).
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013 01:40:30 PM »

That is super. Thanks again for sharing your experiences. I always like to learn from you.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013 03:13:46 PM »

Wow, really gorgeous! Such a simple technique with stunning results. Beautiful colours, too!
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2013 04:49:31 PM »

Beautiful work Ptarmic!
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I love how this turned out!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013 05:13:35 PM »

That is so cool! Good job!
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013 07:03:55 AM »

Lovely!  I like this method, though I've always left my edges of my holes unfinished. gives it a different look.  I like this to though. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013 08:08:32 AM »

looks great, if not wet felted, what method did you use (I really know almost nothing about felting)?
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2013 07:06:32 PM »

looks great, if not wet felted, what method did you use (I really know almost nothing about felting)?

I wet felted these. The usual issue with wet felting with multicolor rovings is that the colors get all mixed up when you lay out the fibers because the roving gets shredded up, and a lot of color combinations turn sludgy and gross. With this method, the colors in the roving are not mixed very much.

Here are some photos of the second round scarf:


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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2013 09:27:19 PM »

Very Lovely, Ptarmic!
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