Bead and wire crochet meets Rosiewildwoman wet felting and spinning art yarn to match the felt and then free form crocheted to widen and extend and then lightly wet felted and then dreads added and VOILA.....you have a Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear Headband.
Great Inspiration for creating with art yarn from Neauveau Fibers, sari silk ribbon, bamboo silk yarn, and several mixed commercial yarns all closed with a ceramic heart button
but the piece d'resistance was this acrylic knitted scarf embellished with small sequins and was 3 panels pieced together with holes in the design.....begging to be filled with carded merino and angelina wool and spikes at each end.....Naturally the wool is not going to stick to the acrylic...but...it sticks to itself and the spikes and when it shrinks it shortens the scarf....but....it needed something more....watercolored purple scarf stripped out and fed through the holes 3 strips....pulled and you have a ruffled cowl and bow....let out and you have a ruffled wrap....You choose......Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear.......
Oh my gosh....what should I do with the holes....fill them with wool of course!!!!
It's good to hear and to know that one medium is not the only medium. I love felt and the magic of felting but it is not the only medium.....You pick and you choose according to what you are trying to achieve and no medium is the answer for everything.....this link was posted by Hat Supply a millinery
Ashley Martineau's art batt "Rome" spun and plied with a turquoise/red accent yarn and then free-form crocheted into a "Dreadfully Wild Halo Hat/Neck Wrap Combo with matching art yarn earrings.....
and then today I layed out a black pre-felt and arranged black and white silk on it draping the silk over each end and wet felted that with the magic sander into a Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear scarf with hair clip accent closure....
I am thinking I will fabric paint the turned over collar on this....probably with circles......
and then today I took a chocolate brown pre-felt and laid out an art batt on both sides and wet felted it with the magic sander....No material in this....just incredible types of fiber that was in the batt....I saved enough of the batt to spin some art yarn and I also constructed a flower that somehow will be intertwined with the art yarn once I spin it.....Will follow up with that later....
Thank you Tamara for asking for a Halo Hat that could also be a neck wrap....Here it is and I am so happy with the results.....Dreadfully WILD Halo Hat/Neck Wrap with button closure. You can play with the DREADS to create a different look each time you wear it!!!! Place it on your head....button through loops to fit, adjust Dreads to suit your MOOD....unbutton, wrap around neck, button and you are ready for anything!!!!
An idea that just took taking a vacation to birth. A Halo Hat wraps around the head....why not wrap it around the neck giving you the option to wear art on your head or your neck....Decisions....Decisions....All it takes is a button closure.....and then the dreads.....on your head or your neck....they are AWESOME and daring and WILD!!!!
Hand spun art yarn plied with Sari silk ribbon and then scrambled into a Halo Hat with a button closure to fit all size heads and it converts to a neck wrap with ease.
inspired by traveling to Las Vegas for a week and seeing the Grand Canyon.....and then I met three incredible wild women who have hiked the entire Grand Canyon from the south rim to the north rim and BACK for eleven years and for the past 2 years have worn tutus and outrageous headgear. I was wearing this halo and it sparked an inspiring conversation....that is what a Rosiewildwoman Halo hats does, it is an invitation to converse.....
Who: Rosiewildwoman Art to Wear of Wildwoman Creations Art and Craft Gallery created "Buried Treasure" a combination wearable art scarf and when not worn reversible wall hanging for Felt United which is celebrated on October 1 each year. This is Rosie's third year participating. The worldwide submissions are displayed in an online gallery at www.feltunited.com. It is truly a visual celebration of the magic of raw wool and what can be achieved through surface manipulation...
FeltUnited - 3rd International Day of Felt
October 1st, 2011
Felt - intertwined, bound together, forever as one - United
This years colour scheme: Red-Purple-Blue
A not for profit group of artists with a vast ranging network reaching artists across the planet through diverse associations, groups and guilds.
Our goal is to connect feltmakers around the globe to raise awareness of FELT as a both a craft and an artform.
Felt is man’s oldest known textile. Natural animal fibres combined with a wet environment and agitation are all one needs to produce a non-woven fabric that can withstand the tests of time. It’s uses are endless... from purely utilitarian to utterly whimsical.
Many feltmakers around the globe are geographically disconnected from their peers, there is a diversity of lifestyle with some living on farms producing their own fibre, while others live in cities relying on major producers for their supplies. The one tie that binds us is that we make felt, in all shapes and forms, everything from sturdy carpets to ethereal scarves. The world wide web provides us with a connection that brings us together. It is time for the inevitable next step. A project that unites us in more than a virtual world.
Why so many pictures? It's called bonding with the creation......
all is takes is one day by myself to develop the ideas in my head and here are three of them....
"autumn vines" wet felted wool art to wear scarf
reverse is an "iris" in her final breath of summer wet felted wool art to wear scarf...both created with merino prefelt and Noro wool yarn
The Rosiewildwoman Halo Hat created with fulled wool blanket chunks sewn randomly on the band and then dyed with eggplant, orange, yellow and brown....I think this is "Spawning Salmon"
Finally this is a beautiful Noro yarn free-form crocheted (scrumbled) 4 inches wide and then wrapped around the head and basted and then sewn free-form into a Rosiewildwoman Halo Hat embellished with a clay button