Fibery Goodness of all sorts around these parts! I received my first batts from my Secret Stash Exchange pal all the way from Germany!
The color is gorgeous! It is a wonderful rust with streaks of brown and taupe. Merino wool and tussah silk baby! Oh yeah! Now I need to find a spare moment to spin before I leave for Rhinebeck and New York City.
I met an interesting felter in Boonville. She is more than a felter; she makes wearable art. I went over to her studio to see her work and ended up making a scarf myself! When someone asks you if you want to make something wonderful, would you say no?
It is made using the Nuno method which uses a gauzy silk fabric as a base for the wool. The pattern is built up on both sides of the scarf with the silk in the middle. This on also has bits of dyed silk framing the mulberries and at the edges for extra shine and fabulousness.
Need a close-up of the scarf? Sure!
It was a spur of the moment scarf and a spur of the moment design. There are vines that squiggle down along the scarf with little mulberries along the way. My idea was simple; Jenne's input made it fabulous.
I so adore this scarf! What a wonderful day I had hanging out with Jenne. I feel like I've known her for a long time.
So, who is this Jenne? She is the creative force behind Harlequin Feltworks in San Francisco. I also caught up with her at Feria Urbana, a craft show at the Oakland Museum of Art. Gotta love a woman who really has a trunk to take to a trunk show! More pictures of her show on my Flickr.
Have I mentioned that I am going to Rhinebeck?!? Only a billion times? I am so excited! The countdown is on! I leave on Monday so I can spend some time in NYC before heading up to Rhinebeck.
Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck! Whee!!!