I’ve put together some lovely colour combinations to inspire you to design your own scarf or neck warmer. Each pack comes with one of my hand made ceramic sheep stamps.
Some of you have already made scarves or neck warmers in my felting workshops and I know how much you love the softness and hues of the merino silk mixes.
In these difficult days of social distancing and isolation, crafting of all kinds is a beneficial and therapeutic hobby. Wet felting doesn’t require much equipment – soap, hot water, plastic water bottle, bubble wrap, netting and work space. Working with colours and textures to create something to wear, for yourself, or, as a gift is a surprisingly mindful activity.
I’d be delighted to post a bag of lovely wools and silks to felters with some previous experience. You can select the colours or send me some examples of your chosen colours for me to match.
Just a thought … if you have a plethora of scarves already, the wools and silks could be transformed into a Wallhanging or abstract design, perhaps?
I’m really into Fibonacci colour sequences at the moment and have tried matching stripes of colours to find a harmony.
Online Tutorial Instructions
I’ll post a step by step photographic tutorial for you to follow, if this is your first time at wet felting.
Some choices of kits …
Kit 1. A simple Wet Felt Scarf kit in choice of up to 4 colours of Merino Wools. £20 (P&P £3.20)
Kit 2. Wet felt wools and a length of chiffon silk to make it softer against the neck and more light weight for spring or around the house. £28 (P&P £3.20)
Kit 3. A Nuno Felt Kit & Kaboodle with a bag of merino silk wools, length of chiffon silk and a pack of silk fibres, silk mawatas, silk slivers and Teesdale or Wensleydale locks. £35 (P&P £3.60)
I can also send you 2 pre-cut lengths of bubble wrap to use as a template, as well as for friction.
In addition to my online photographic instructions, I’ll include lots of links to recommended YouTube sites to fire your imagination.
Approximate prices, depending on quantity of wool, for each kit:-
Kit 1 £20
Kit 2 £25
Kit 3 £32
Some silky fibres…
Check back to this blog post as I’ll add to it daily with more suggestions and ideas.
Let me know what you would like and I will tailor my offerings to suit you – whether it’s just the instructions, the packs of wool or general chat and inspiration.
Let’s hope we all get through this sadness and fear.
Until then…stay very safe.