Monday, January 16, 2006

Lace Scarf



At last a new design! This is a scarf made from lace and wool yarns. I made it on the sewing machine with a foundation of dissolving fabric. I have a large stash of offf-white, white and natural yarns leftover from making Santa beards. They've been in a box in the garage for a while. I also have quite a stash of lace. So I combined these into the scarf. I added about 20 mother-of-pearl buttons for texture. They're hard to see in the photo. What do you think?

21 comments:

Bethany said...

Very pretty!

MsLizF said...

I love it. I've seen this done with thread but never yarn. Did you sew with thread the yarn to the disolving stuff?? Is that how its held together?

Tanya Nichols said...

Maybe if I saw it up close I could really give you an honest review...hehehe that is my way of saying I LOVE IT!!!

Laura K said...

Okay, you all know there are no secrets here! The scarf is 72 inches long plus fringe. Just cut the "Solvy" to length and spray it with adhesive. Place lengths of yarn and lace along the solvy pressing into the sticky side. The ends of the pieces hang off the ends of the solvy. When it's all covered place another sticky piece of solvy on top. Now stitch all over the piece through all of the layers. Keep stitching. Keep stitching. It takes quite a while to completely cover this with stitching. I use a round-and-round motion. I drop the feed dogs on my machine and use an embroidery foot. Anyway, then add the buttons. Then just rinse and swish, rinse and swish and squeeze to remove the dissolving fabric. It's kind of fun. Except for the stitching.....

Dallas said...

Wow, that is great. I definately need to try it. Thanks for the tutorial...

denise said...

that's just lovely! how long did it take to make?

tinafish said...

it looks great! i'd love to see it up close. your procedure is similar to my ribbon scarf on craftster, except my sulky wasn't sticky so i had to sew the ribbons on to the sheet then randomly sew. :o)

Anonymous said...

Stunning-I love it!

-gwensmom

Laura K said...

I pretty much just followed the package instructions on the dissolving fabric. The first ones I made with a "sticky-back" dissolving fabric but it was really expensive. So I looked for an alternative and I saw that they were selling spray adhesive next to the sulky at JoAnn's. The adhesive really makes it easy. Tinafish, I'll have to look at your scarves again. They're RIBBON? Cool. It seems like I've seen these mostly from yarn. The Bernina store offers a class in this. Theirs are yarn and other fibers.

Laura K said...

Tinafish, I looked up your scarf on Craftster and of course, I remember it - it's awesome! I'm going to post this lace version to your thread.

tinafish said...

i really love your white though..now i want to give that a try. mine had ribbon and some fibers as well. the ribbon was really really soft so it was really comfortable to wear.

oh btw laura. i'm so obsessed with your project runway blog!! AHHH!! thank you for my fix.

denise said...

i just came back by to look again... so pretty...

leopardrose said...

Ooooh, so purdy! You never cease to amaze me! [I think I remember what a "feed dog" is!] - marsha

Tanya Nichols said...

Have you made anymore of these? So fantastic!!

Ryan said...

so gorgeous mama klu!

Laura K said...

Ryan, why aren't you in school?

arrhythmia said...

That is very pretty and unique. It makes me want to try something similar, especially after reading how you made it. Great idea to try the spray adhesive. Love the white, too!!

snowflakebebe said...

This is just wonderful! I love it!

~*Alyssa Marie*~ said...

Laura, that's so pretty! I absolutely adore it.

Anonymous said...

Holy Guacamole!! This scarf is "Dean-a-mee-tay"! With Heather's B-Day approaching, I think we need to talk. - Daddy-O

queenb said...

Its gorgegous! I tried to make a thread scarf with only verbal directions which I apparently didn't understand because when I washed out the "Solvy" the whole thing fell apart! (hours of stitching lost) ARRGHH!!!But perhaps with your instructions and Inspiration! I may try again thanks!