These days I've been doing some nuno felt and wool felt with natural dyeing. Months ago I attended THEi workshop as guest for their students' works with NGO. (last post), I've scraps of silk dyed in safflower in the experiment. Also I dyed my silk hankies, silk strings, silk naps and mulberry silk.
To make use of them a baby dress is made with nuno felt skills for textures with the yellow shades of safflower
一件純白 nuno felt 雪紡小女孩裙子配一對nuno felt 小鞋子, 是否很可愛呢? 我用紅花做出的染色, 不同色調的金黃是這裙子的特點.
The white silk stuff dip dyed in the safflower pot got shades of golden yellow on different materials. All looks wonderful.
With the simple sketch of my nuno felt baby dress, silk chiffon base, a little scraps of organza and the safflower dyed scraps as well merino wool, I started the felting.
I'm very impatient doing any sorts of creation. I told myself be patient and do well for this little thing. Silk strings, pulled silk hankies and white mulberry silk all laid carefully. The yellow pattern for the flowers are true color dyed from safflower, only the little grayish scraps dyed in a pot with rose leaves.
After some "rock n roll", color stay the same good. In 3 hours I finished it , time as usual for this little thing.
Today I made the little bootie to go with it. Played my magic wand, turnout in an hour..
A pair of bootie, front and back of the dress.
Nuno felt texture is what I want. The yellow look is so sweet.
Aren't they adorable? It's funt to make these little things.
The set is good for shower or wedding reception. How beautiful if you make it for your own baby. When she grown up you'll recall all those sweet days on her first step of life.......