Saturday, September 20, 2008

A new road

I've been wanting to try my hand at wet-felting scarves for quite some time. I've gathered the rovings, pictured my pieces in my head (no, I don't keep a sketchbook, just ask my old prof. Used to drive her crazy), and just waited for the right time. That time came last night and although my first attempt had some flaws, I'm downright tickled with it.


My inspiration has been the calico-like patterns of the fall leaves. My friends and I used to go on a road trip to Devil's Lake in WI hiking each fall and sit on the bluffs admiring the foliage. It looked like someone had thrown a quilt over the rolling hills, and I loved it.

I attempted to capture this feeling with the scarf and it is a mish-mosh of a fall colored calico. Sure, this one has some holes and my technique needs some tweaking, but I must admit I really like it, holes and all. It was a road worth traveling and one I'm sure to be trying again soon.


10 comments:

Rhymes With Magic said...

I'm assuming the model is you, right?

Petra said...

wow - love this! The colors, the work, the jacket, your smile ;o)

Sonia said...

Hi Lisa ! :) What a great new idea ! I love the autumnal color of it, and of course the model that goes with it !! LOL You look gorgeous ! :)
Well done on the scarf, I hope you'll manage to do what you have in mind for many others ! :) Have a great weekend ! OXO

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Hi everyone! Yes, that's me, the reluctant scarf model.

Thanks so much for the sweet comments. I had so much fun making this scarf that I can't wait to make another. I have all sorts of them rolling around in my head and I'd better get to it before our weather turns!

Brittany Noel said...

Lisa! I never knew you had a blog and lamented that you didn't. I'm so glad you linked to it on your Flickr!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Thanks Brittany! I'm trying to be more diligent about updating it. I'm a blog-slacker.

Brittany Noel said...

I am too. Except I just posted like four times today... I'm just not consistent. I'm trying.

t does wool said...

how cute you are all fallish and all! great scarf,Lisa!

Sarah said...

Pretty!! You and the scarf. :-)

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Thanks T! Thanks Sarah! (blushes)

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