Thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments on the wrap, all who come here regularly or have just found my blog. As some of you asked how it was made I though I would write few lines….
The wrap is all nunofelted, all fabric squares are backed with wool, some with more some with less wool. And, Cedar, I did both: some squares are nunofelted and then sewn, some are felted together = fabric laid on top of the wool. I sew some seams to get more textured and defined look, since the lady wished to have a patchwork looking wrap. I used cotton scrim and muslin, they both give very different texture. And silks of different weights, starting from chiffon, which is the lightest, then ponge, raw silkand and lastly worn out duppion silk which took up the wool very well.
It was very labour intensive, I will rather not tell you the hours I spent making it, but it was well worth the knowledge I have gained. I would love to do more using this technique.
There are also other possibilities how to get a patchwork look. Marian aka Florcita mentioned that squares of felt could be sewn together with fabric, or fabric could be joined with wool and felted, or just pieces of fabric could be laid in some pattern on a layer of wool tops, OR…? Leave a comment here, please, with oter suggestions on ‘how to make a patchwork looking piece’ (blanket, scarf, wrap…)