I decided yesterday to experiment with two additions: gauzy ribbon and scrim.
Gauzy ribbon, the subject of today’s post, breaks one of the rules of felting. This is that synthetic fibres will not usually ‘take’ within the felt . But if the ribbon has gauzy holes in its structure then wool fibres can migrate through the holes. This allows the potential to add shiny stripes which ruche up in the process. This piece using Jacobs wool tops, gauzy ribbon and a few silk bits, shows the potential for tartan style effects.