Hand dyed butterfly silk and wool shawl

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 Butterfly silk and wool shawl

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Hand dyed butterfly silk and wool shawl

Hand loomed Uzbec silk , hand dyed and Nuno felted with Merino wool and mulberry silk fibres

Pink one end through to green the other.

Length 245 x width 38 cm

Collect from gallery £95

Including UK delivery £105

Great accessory for your wardrobe, perfect for a Summer wedding, individual and beautiful enough to take you to any occasion!

Handmade in Herefordshire.

For many years Kathie was a primary school teacher and although she loved her work and has written several books for teachers, that period of her life has passed and she is now obsessed with ‘fluff’ ! She loves felting!

Felt is one of the oldest fabrics in existence. It’s incredibly versatile and can be as delicate as a cobweb or as strong as a yurt.  Kathie  loves the felting process: the whole activity is a never-ending exploration of colour and texture, with each project defining it’s own possibilities and directions. It’s a dynamic process…..rolling, beating, scrubbing, throwing, sculpting, stretching, soaping, dripping….the felt maker’s mantra!

Felt is a non-woven textile that is made by shrinking or matting fibres together to make an impenetrable fabric, that can be cut without fraying or degrading the edges.Felt can be made from all wool fibres and other animal fibres such as alpaca, cashmere, angora and even buffalo.

The formula for felt making is animal hair + moisture + heat + friction = felt!