Monday, June 2, 2014

Wind and Sea Nuno Felted Shawl

The weather is warming up and I suspect that we're in for a hot summer.  None the less, the southern California evenings are cool and a wrap is almost always necessary.  This shawl is perfect for those crisp evenings when you want to keep warm but still look summery. 
I started with a large piece of hand dyed silk and then added roving, more silk fabric, silk fibers.  I embellished it with nuno inclusions of mirrors, beach glass, cocoons, yarns, sari silk ribbons, pearls, crystals and more.  I created craters, spikes and holes and used a closure of the mirror through a hole.  This piece can be worn so many ways and inside out looks great too.

I hand dyed the silk fabric and the cocoons using acid dyes and the microwave dyeing process.

I laid out my design on bubble wrap (bubble side up), wet it out using a ball brauser, covered it with another sheet of bubble wrap and started the agitation process with Heartfelt Silk's beautifully hand made Palm Washboard.




















5 comments:

  1. Love, Love, Love...see my comment down on Grunge Shawl. :)

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    1. Thank you Tami for your comments. I'll certainly consider doing a workshop on embellishments. Thanks for thinking of me.

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  2. Beth absolutely love this. Of course, I have loved everything I have seen of yours. Hope all is going well with you. If you have an embellishment workshop, please let me know.

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