I was patchworking again, reusing remnants of silks I have accumulated over the past months.
This first top is made of silk scarves into which I felted merino dyed with madder. Technically, it is reversible as there are no seams, but I think it is much more interesting from the fabric side. As it is going to be worn as a top, not so much as a tunic, I used minimum wool to join the pieces.
When I finish nunofelt I enjoy watching all the different textures created by the shrunk wool. No two spots are the same, even though most of the silk I used is silk ponge 5. But because here is a bit more and there is a bit less wool used, also depending on the direction it was laid, the texture varies.
This second top is made from a never worn silk chiffon dress. I had enough material as the skirt was made from two layers. I don’t usually go for florals, but there is something striking in the colors of the original fabric. The fabric pieces are again backed with a minimum of merino wool.
I call this series ‘From Rugs to Richies’, because almost all fabrics I use is recycled. They get a new life when joined with wool; many of them are too fragile to be put together by any other technique than felting.