Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Transforming painted silks into a poncho


From painting abstract images on silk fabric to creating a design and witnessing the alchemy that happens when wool and silk transform themselves to create a new textile, the felting process is a magical experience.  It never ceases to amaze me how with just soap, water and some elbow grease, the process results in a felted piece with rich and incredible layering of textures and colors.

These abstract faces are kind of fun and I was interested to see how they'd felt; I was pleased to see that they pretty much held their own.  

I select a palette of other fabrics and wool roving to coordinate with my painted silks

The abstract image that I painted on the silk has now been felted.

The finished poncho is reversible.

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