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It's Coming Up Roses - Felted Ruffle Scarf e-Tutorial

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Author Felt Evolution
Price $10.95
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'A rose by any other name...'. The ruffle scarf. Elegant, unique and an exquisite example of wearable art....but how do you create those elusive ruffles?

Learn the secrets to a fabulous ruffle as this 31-page instructional eBook, packed with more than 50 color photographs, takes you by the hand and leads you through the creative process of wet felting a ruffle scarf from start to finish using merino wool roving. Easy-to-understand instructions and lots of helpful tips guide you through the process.

* Do you struggle to choose a color palette? The 'Choosing a Color Scheme' section gives hints, tips and resources to make it easy.

* Nervous about using a sander? Don't be. The 'Use of a Sander in Felting' section describes how to use the felter's secret weapon safely and effectively (use of a sander is optional).

Felt may be the oldest textile known to man but modern day felt is anything but old-fashioned! Let Felt Evolution help you 'Felt Like You Never Felt Before'.

eBook sections are as follows:

• Felting Trivia
• FAQs
• The Secrets to a Fabulous Ruffle
• Choosing a Color Scheme
• Materials
• Use of a Sander in Felting
• Making the Ruffle Scarf
• Step 1: Prepare The Work Surface
• Step 2: Lay Out the Center
• Step 3: Lay Out the Ruffles
• Step 4: Decorate The Scarf
• Step 5: Rolling (Felting)
• Step 6: Fulling
• Care For Your Ruffle Scarf
• Making Your Second Ruffle Scarf
• Ruffle Scarf Cheat Sheet

 

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 21-23μM merino roving
 Small amount complementary colored roving, silk tops, silk hankies, Throwster's waste, silk noil, mohair locks or high-wool content yarn to decorate the center.
 115" x 24" sheet of bubble wrap.
 115" x 24" 2mil drop cloth (found in the painting section of a home improvement store).
 115" x 24" nylon netting (sheer curtain material is ideal - check your local thrift store to find it cheaply).
 A foam pool noodle (best) OR a 30" long, 1.5-3" diameter dowel rod rolled up in bubble wrap or a towel.
 2-3 ties - use knee high nylon tights or 2-3 strips of nylon fabric.
 Dish soap.
 A spray bottle or a gallon water container with holes punched in the lid.
 White vinegar.
 Towels.
 2 x 6' tables (or a clear floor!)

Optional (please read 'Use of a Sander in Felting' on page 9 before using a sander):
 Flat plate sander (I use the Ryobi 1/4-Sheet Pad Sander but other flat sheet sanders will work).
 A second piece of plastic for the sanding.

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