Many times, one idea leads to another idea, which opens up a plethora of possibilities. That’s what happened when I, knitorious, decided to combine the technique of nuno felting and the art of shibori. The manipulation of wool fibers with a woven structure along with resistance co-mingles two opposite actions.
On the surface of a pre-dyed silk scarf, wool roving of two different colors were delicately placed, one layer horizontal and the other vertical. When the fulling process progressed to the point where the silk scarf began to pucker, wooden beads with a cocoon of yellow/orange-colored roving were each encased with a silicone band.
The action of resistance along with the manipulation of the wool fibers and the woven structure of silk metamorphose the silk scarf into an intriguing sculpture.