Tuesday, 23 September 2008

autumn coveting

one of the nicest things on the internet is definitely etsy. you can find all kinds of lovely things there, arts, jewelery and other things you never thought of before you saw them there.

lately, as autumn comes closer, i have been coveting these beautiful felted scarf-collars from etsy-seller Rudman (i borrowed the pictures from there, thus the watermark):















































they are not cheap (not sooo horribly expensive either, i have to admit), so i have been thinking about making something similar. but, as i do not do felting, i still haven't come across a way how to do it. i will update you as soon as something crosses my mind!

in the meantime, these lovely creations will stay on my i wish i wish-list, and, as we all know, christmas comes probably sooner than we all can say "i wish i wish"...

7 comments:

mallis said...

lovely!!!


Jag tror att jag har en ide om hur du skulle kunna göra dem.Maila mig så kan vi nog fixa nåt bra.

Håller med dig de är helt underbara!!

Vasiliisa said...

Well, why not learn to felt? It's fun. These so small you can easily do them in a smaller space too. If your space is small, that is :). I think the upper piece one is made by felting a piece of silk onto the collar. When the fool shrinks the silk - which doesn't shrink - forms interesting textures.

One option would be to buy wool yarn (not superwash), knit a collar and felt it in the washing machine. But the beautiful ruffley edges would be harder to make that way. When you felt by hand, you have so much more control on the process.

fröken lila said...

@mallis: ja, det låter ju intressant, så jag mejlar.

@vasiliisa: well, i guess i should at least try it out =) i remember my parents feltet some hats ages ago, maybe i should ask them.

my place? i don't know, i mean, i guess it is quite big for being a student's place, but rather small for a normal working person, maybe. i should post some pictures - will do when i'm back at my place...

Cathy Voyage said...

Was für niedliche Dinger! Sowas sieht man nicht alle Tage...

Nadine said...

Die sind wirklich wunderschön!

Désirée said...

Det var fint.
Jag har stickar en liknande krage som heter Elizabeth.

fröken lila said...

@ cathy: ja, die schals sind wirklich ungewöhnlich. ganz wundervoll!

@nadine: ich weiss =) deshalb will ich ja so gerne einen haben...

@désirée: oj, det var kul, med namn för kläder. en fin sak.