Monday, January 19, 2009

Weekend Fun

It all started about a year ago, when I bought a beautiful vintage woolen scarf. I threw it into the washing machine, and unintentionally felted it!Visiting the recent SUS'T exhibition I saw Ronel Jordaan's beautiful felt work in real life. Inspired by this, I decided to do something with that ruined scarf. I scanned in some paisley prints from my sari collection, and made some pattern shapes. I pinned them on to the scarf, making sure they touched, and then I cut the shapes out.Working with the felt was a wonderful therapeutic experience.
I am not too sure what I am going to do with the final product. If I am feeling VERY brave I might wear it as a scarf, otherwise I will probably use it as a table runner!

10 comments:

Shellbells said...

how multifunctional and lovely!!!

Estelle said...

You amaze me! Be brave and wear it - even if it's once - so creative. It's like wearing a purple hat at our age (-:

HB said...

That's a fantastic result for a booboo! I would definitely wear it and I love the combination of paisley shapes with stripes

Freshly Found said...

Ok Thanks for the encouragement. I'll wear it somewhere arty! Maybe if it's cold and rainy for the Design Indaba!

von_brandis said...

A very smart save! Definitely wear it.

kat said...

Oops - wrong log in. Above comment from me : )

please sir said...

I love felting! I was thinking of doing the same thing with text! How fun would that be?

Krissy said...

that is super awesome!! great job :)

Jesse said...

It's lovely - you must wear it! The combination of stripes and shapes is great.

Designers' Brew said...

what a lucky mistake! I think you should definitely wear it.