I ws only intending to make one wrap to wear to our nephew’s wedding last weekend, something to go with a particular dress that is cream with pink roses on it. But I’ve ended up with three!

I began as one should, making samples for size and colour, and thought I’d worked out how much fleece and silk to use, but something went awry between the sample stage and the finished item – which is big enough for a small winter neckscarf, but not by any means for a wrap!

samples and scarf

As time was getting short, I decided just to plunge in and try again, no more time for sampling, so I laid out a lot of fleece, silk and fabric, and this is the result.

summer wrap

The size is right and it drapes beautifully, I really like its bright summery feel and could wear itย as a wrap – or I may turn it into a skirt or a waistcoat later on. But I thought that it still wasn’t quite what I was after – too much sunshiny yellow and really too much personality for the dress it was supposed to be wrapping. It would have done, but as there were still a couple of days left, I decided to have another go…

This time I did nuno felting in rosy, leafy colours on a base of silk chiffon, and it turned out just how I wanted it! The last pic is me on the day of the wedding with our lovely daughters.

rose nuno wrap

rose nuno wrap detail

wedding photo

I’ll be at the Woolfest all day on Friday and would love to say hi to any bloggers who are there too.

scarves galore
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9 thoughts on “scarves galore

  • June 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm
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    Hi Fiona
    Your scarf looks lovely and what a lovely picture you and your daughters all make together.
    I am hoping to be at woolfest on Friday so hopefully we can meet up.

  • June 20, 2009 at 11:26 pm
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    What lovely things you make. You look great in them. I’ll be at woolfest on saturday I hope so I’m looking forward to seeing you.

  • June 21, 2009 at 2:53 pm
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    Lovely picture of you and the girls – and the wrap is marvellous too. Enjoy Woolfest, and let me know what dates it’s on next year, as Kate and I definitely plan to go.
    Helen

  • June 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm
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    thanks for the nice comments ๐Ÿ™‚ have sent some email replies but this is just to add that next year’s Woolfest will be Friday 25th & Saturday 26th June 2010 (to be confirmed).

  • June 22, 2009 at 10:38 am
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    lovely scarf and lovely ladies too!
    may i suggest you overdye the too yellow one? you could tone it down with either beige or gray depending on the color shift you want.as for me i like it:)

    neki desu

  • June 23, 2009 at 9:01 am
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    What a beautiful wrap. Just right for a Summer wedding with lovely texture. Won’t make it to Woolfest this year which is a shame. Would have been nice to chat with you. Have a great time there.

  • June 24, 2009 at 7:49 am
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    Am so glad you didn’t give up – the wrap is very pretty!

  • July 15, 2009 at 3:14 pm
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    The wrap is gorgeous and really matches your dress ๐Ÿ™‚

  • April 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm
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    Hello! Found your site whilst looking for hints over making my own felt wrap for a wedding im going to! Yours looks great and drapes really nicely, very inspirational. Im new to felting and have only just found your site, but am really enjoying reading your blogs
    Thank you!
    Clare

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