Wintry Studio Day: Preparing Fibers for a Spring-Colored Scarf

It’s so beautiful outside today: fresh white snow blanketing central Pennsylvania. In the studio, I carded a batt from lots of green fiber — merino, silk — including tussah silk I had dyed; dyed cashmere and other fine, soft wools. I added violet, purple and royal blue accent colors:


Then, with the fiber from a small amount of the carded batt, I used a drop spindle and spun a fluffy single thick-and-thin yarn, adding in shiny angelina, and fuzzy, curly wool locks as I spun. This small skein of yarn will become fringes on a felted scarf — made from the batt:


Next, from merino fiber in colors similar to those in the batt and yarn, I made fiber rolls from which to cut dots:


I have an image in my mind of the scarf I want to make. If shoveling does not take too long, I’ll start laying out the fibers this afternoon…

Published in: on February 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

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