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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
• The Secrets to a Fabulous Ruffle
• Choosing a Color Scheme
• 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
'It's Coming Up Roses' eBook. Copyright ©2014 Felt Evolution
Written pattern and photographs are copyright protected. This material may not be copied, reproduced, distributed by email or resold without permission from Felt Evolution. Please be respectful of this. You are welcome to sell the items you make from this pattern. If you sell them online, please give me credit by mentioning FeltEvolution. Thank you.
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.
A spray bottle or a gallon water container with holes punched in the lid.
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.