If you are reading along from earlier today, we picked up after lunch with the amazing process of turning the fulled and stitched scarf into a tightly pleated snake, that was ready for a second bath to over dye the original colors. The stitching and pleating acts as a resist.
The snake went into a deep purple dye bath, and an hour later, out popped the most beautiful thing imaginable! Unfortunately, due to the joys of hotel room photography, you're going to have to imagine the colors for now, but the photos at least give you an idea of the patterning.
The actual colors are a deeper purple with soft earthy brown variations.
Unfortunately, better color pictures will have to wait for tomorrow, but at least this gives you the idea. I adore this scarf, and imagine that between the soft merino, the fabulous bark-like texture of the pleats, and the beautiful colors, this one will be a favorite.
2 thoughts on “More Felting — Chad Alice Hagen and the Amazing Mokume Scarf”
I’m looking forward to the better pictures, because this looks great in the crummy pictures : )
wow – the pattern is really cool. Can’t wait to see pictures that show the true purple color.