I'm done with the fabric bowls, and this week I'm working on another fall ritual: scarves. Due to tendonitis, I had to stop knitting scarves about six years ago, but now I've found a painless way to turn all that yarn and fabric snippets into scarves.
|My latest Sulky Solvy scarf, with my yard goddess.|
|Step 1: Pull out your fiber ingredients.|
|Steps 2-3: Sandwich snippets between Sulky Solvy and stitch.|
Sew everything down in a grid -- I space mine about 3/4 inch apart. You can also sew diagonally or randomly; just be sure to catch everything with sewing otherwise it will fall out when you dissolve the Solvy. Make sure the bobbin thread looks good, because it will show. Gold thread is REALLY nice, but regular old cotton is fine, too.
If your machine foot sticks to the Solvy, blow on it with a blow dryer. I had to do that last year, but this year I didn't have a problem.
|This shows how I sewed a grid and some diagonal lines.|
|Wear your colors proudly, with Sheila and Helen!|
|More scarves from the last few days.|
Yarn looks so fabulous in big hanks that I usually leave it that way instead of rolling it into balls. When I knitted, I saw the value of having it in balls so it would unwind easily, but now I love to drape it around the studio. If I lived alone, it probably would be draped all over the house.
I got this display rack last week at Shibori Dragon, which is closing its retail store and selling its fixtures. (It'll still do mail order and sell at the quilt shows. It's a great store, with fabric, yarn, beads, books and surface design stuff.) I also got four nice necklace display busts that'll be perfect for the scarves.
I started buying beads just to embellish my quilts, then I bought so many that I had to start making and selling jewelry to pay for the beads! Does this resonate? Now I finally have a proper way to display them. (No, I didn't make ALL of these.)
Hope this inspires some of you to make scarves. For more details, see last year's posts:
Have a colorful day