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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Silver Felt

Although it is difficult to tell, this felt is the lightest and most airy felt I have made to date - I'm in LOVE with it!!!  - can't wait until the weather cools (just a little - 60?) to wear it with leggings and boots - it is very fancy and turned out a shimmering silvery greyThe base is an eco chiffon dyed with rusty bits and iron before we moved; then there is one layer of grey (Opulent Fiber Merino), a layer of Margelin silk from Russia sent by a Russian student, Galina, who traveled all the way from Moscow for my workshop to Dorie's in the Netherlands - and was topped with part of a silk oblong also eco dyed in the same batch as the chiffon.  When I stretched out the oblong, it actually looked exactly like marble - amazing and beautifulOnce it had been felted, the grey wool came through the white margelin and it actually shimmers and trying it on was like wearing a feather!  Perfect for SC winters!!!  So excited!!!!

In the evenings, I am working on some cq hand stitching for one of my workshops at Opulent Fibers in Portland, Oregon, next August and tomorrow I'll begin working on some samples for other workshops as well - both machine needle and wet felting.  Life is good!

I love hand stitching - keep checking for more updates!