...hello enchanted ones!
would you like to see what angel cloth looks like?
did you know that there was such a thing?
and i have worked around fabrics all of my adult life...
i studied textiles in college
and even managed a Jo-Ann Fabrics store, once upon a time.
fabrics have somehow,
always been a part of my life in some way or another.
when making out my christmas list,
i try to always create a most special gift
for my dearest, bestest friend
who also just so happens to be my mom,
(absolutely no pressure there!)
unique and one of a kind
that is spun from my soul
and that is the best part of who i am....
my muse has delighted in making what i like to call,
it has taken me weeks to gather all of my supplies
of the most beautiful fibers you could imagine
from all over the world!
silk, lace, wool fibers, crystals, pearls
the technique i used is known as "nuno felting"
it is like working with cotton candy...
delicate, ethereal and light
layer upon beautiful layer
it is not a creative project for the faint of heart
a labor of love...
i was so intimidated by the process
that it took me two weeks just to read and re-read
and then read again, all that was involved!
i tentatively took the plunge and gave it all that i had!
i. am. transfixed upon it!
it has captured my creative heart
and i feel like the dancing girl in the red shoes...
it is like a nuno felting factory in my studio...
and in the kitchen
and in the hallways...
i can't stop!!
can you blame me?
isn't it just oh-sooooo-lovely??!!
i love the strands of silk fibers running through the wool.
and you know how i simply adore embellishing things full tilt,
so hand sewing tiny sparkling crystals,
dreamy pearls and iridescent sequins
were not out of the ordinary for this angel cloth!
my muse has caught me by surprise with this endeavor
and i couldn't be more thrilled!
what you are viewing in this post is a scarf
and a wrist cuff adornment...
i am mesmerized at the softness of them
they are lighter than air...
i wonder if angel's ethereal gowns could be made from cloth such as this?!?!
i still have some silk and wool fiber left,
what do you think i should make next???
perhaps a bowl,
to stash my nuno fibers in?
i would be interested to hear your thoughts...
sharing this post with:
Common Ground's: Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage's: Feathered Nest Friday
Freckled Laundry's: Air Your Laundry Friday
Romantic Home's: Show and Tell Friday
2805's: Potpourri Friday
here's to spun angel cloth!