This is dark elegant shawl that has been wet felted using extra fine merino wool with silk and viscose highlights. Reversible with one side black with a white tree like design in brilliant white. The other side is a black and silver silk and merino and is highlighted with a black silk tree design. It is incredibly soft and warm. Triangular in shape the widest edge is 70 inches plus the addition of the 2 single 10 inch fringes at each end. The depth is 23 inches. A perfect size to wear any number of ways to bundle up in either inside or out in the cold. A perfect gift for someone who loves wearable art made with natural fibres.
My work is created from the wet felting techniques which uses water, soap and lots of agitation of wool roving. I strive to create artistic pieces either as wearable items or fibre artwork. I explore dynamic designs with an emphasis on rich colours. Felting has an incredible ability to have unique visual textures particularly when fine silk fibres are layered on the surface of the wool. The effect of silk fibres will dramatize colours, transparencies and give stunning highlights. I use high quality merino wool and alpaca which gives wearable items an incredible next to skin softness. These natural fibres are known for their warmth. I create warm soft wraps and also lighter flowing pieces by using the nuno felting techniques. Nuno felting uses silk gauze as a base upon which wool and silk fibres are layered very thinly to achieve a wonderful drape. My larger pieces can be worn as wraps or hung as a wall hanging or a window display.