Featuring one-of-a-kind wearable works of art created by a unique process called Nuno felting. This technique, done by hand, bonds pure silk fabric with luxurious fibers to create brand new fabrics which are drapable, lightweight and sheer.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blue Mood, completed

Here it is! What shall I name it? "Blue Mood" or "Moody Blue" are too depressing. Maybe "Blue Note," after my favorite jazz composer, Miles Davis. Yes, the scarf does have to those deep blue "chords" (cords) just like the music. "Blue Note" is also the name of my favorite jazz club in NYC.
This is a detail of the spun silk yarn cords. Note the gray-blue freshwater pearls captured in the felt on the upper right. I will needlefelt around them a bit to show them off more.

Blue Mood, continued

Gathering the materials continues...

Balls of silk yarn from the spinning the day before. Two dark blue balls, one thick yarn, one thin. Same for the lighter blue.

 Can you believe those small silk yarn balls the resulted from all this blue roving? It looked like a lot!

Blue china silk that I hand dyed, the silk yarn and "crocus" merino wool, one of my favorite colors! Next, I'll show the completed scarf.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Getting Ready to Create (In a Blue Mood)

The process. A sapphire scarf with deep blue cords has been brewing in my mind for quite some time now. It is time to create.

Two shades of mulberry silk roving that I hand painted.

Spinning the roving into silk yarn. The decision to wear a blue top today wasn't a conscious one!

Spinning outdoors is lovely.

 Spinning - the flyer is whirling.

Two swaths of silk gauze dyed in sapphire hues. One is darker, but you can't tell in this photo.

Stay tuned. I will post more photos as it comes together.