MOOD Fabrics

This past week I had the pleasure of buying silk at MOOD Fabrics in the NYC Garment District.   Even though I bought a small amount of fabric, the folks at MOOD were, as always, so helpful and kind.  And as before, just being surrounded by so much exquisite fabric was inspiring.  The image, above, shows the four different fabrics I purchased — and which I plan to combine and incorporate in a variety of scarves and other felted pieces this spring.  I thought it might be interesting to show some parts of the process of transforming silk fabric and wool and other fibers into a felted scarf…

Inspired by these four, half-yard cuts of silk, I gathered fibers to card and spin into art yarn.  The above photo shows yarn that incorporates strips of the “burnout” lavender silk and iridescent gold/pale blue silk chiffon fabric.  Sparkling next to the just-spun yarn, a string of vintage crystal beads I recently found at Apple Hill Antiques in State College, PA.

The third photo, above, shows the medley of yarns I spun that were inspired by the four MOOD silk fabrics.  In the coming days I hope to post images of how these yarns will be transformed into felted scarves and “Rhapsody Rose” corsage pins.    I’m grateful for the amazing and affordable fabrics at MOOD, and for the people who work there, who make shopping for fabric such a pleasant experience.

Published in: on March 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. The MOOD fabric, vintage crystal beads, and yarn are SO lovely!

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