Last week I decided I would make a scarf for myself as an experiment with all sorts of embellishments and stuff. Taking the orange variegated merino wool and melange silk as my base I proceeded on a journey to over embellishment this new scarf. I added a fancy ribbon trim down the middle, a smaller one on each side along with wooly locks, bits of netting and other sheer synthetic fabrics. I left a few open areas without wool at the ends to reveal sheer windows. I also rolled up a few rasta locks ( and added to both ends of the scarf. Basically, you take the wool fiber and roll it between your hands to make cord. I think it came out pretty nice, but I could have embellished it more. I have worn it and have received lots of comments. Most people do not realize that I make this from scratch using dyed wool “fiber” + silk fabric to get the end result.
Below are some of the steps in the process + finished results.
|1- merino wool fiber added not top of a yellow-orange silk (see it peeking through)|
|2- adding embellishments on top of merino wool fiber|
3- fun part is adding the various embellishments to the fiber