Chanel Update and a lot More Weaving

After ogling all the gorgeous Chanel fabrics (from Maison Lesage) on Pinterest, I thoughtfully created my warp and chose beads, buttons, silk ribbons, cotton lace and hand spun wool yarn for the weft, it took me almost a week to weave this mixed media scarf (modeled by my good friend, SewTara).  I have another warp waiting it’s turn.

Swinging in the completely opposite direction, I chose to weave a classic pattern, herringbone, with hits of contrasting colour.

This is a lighter, spring scarf from 100% cotton.

Needing some vibrancy, I warped the loom yet again with bright gem tone hand spun wool yarns.

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I barely got it off the loom and it sold immediately when posted on Facebook!

Currently on my loom is more herringbone. The yarn was spun from Canadian Shetland (black), Est de Laine & Polypay (white). My plan is to  felt the fabric and make a bag, I have 3 yards warped so lots of fabric for straps as well.

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Felting

 

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This month I thought I’d give felting a try. I made a number of vessels, but what do I do with them all?

 

Then I took the leap into making slippers after watching a number of YouTube videos. I made my husband’s first, he loves them so much, the only time he takes them off is to go outside or to work!

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He convinced me that I had to make a pair for myself and I have to agree, they’re neither too hot nor cold, light and comfortable.  I purchased the non skid felted soles on Etsy from Joe’s Toes. Also, they’re faster to make than either knitting or crocheting!

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I really enjoy felting, I’m always on Pinterest looking for more ideas on what to make next. Any ideas?