My favorite winter hat and scarf came from two different projects.
The hat started with a group of spinners trading a variety of fibers. All of them were blended on the drum carder and spun thick and soft. Then they were knit large and loose then felted to size.
The scarf was created just to go with the hat. I had to search through all of my fibers to find a dull mauve wool which would tone down some of the warp yarns and maintain the soft coloring of the hat.
Some of the warp are plied against a sparkly starfire nylon. Then a fancy slub is a core-spun bouclé, which is used as a warp.
The weft is a painted roving that was totally blended to prevent the creation of a plaid instead of emphasizing the subtle stripes in the warp.
Lopi is the name for puffy single ply yarn that is spun from both the Thel and the Tog, (short and long), fibers in Icelandic fleece. These are carded together into a rolog and then spun thick with a light twist. The open airy yarn is easy to knit on large needles. The stitch definition is muted since the yarn is very fuzzy, so choose large motifs.
Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
My newest liturgical art was created in 2005. The machine appliqued pieces reflect my interpretation of the Lutheran concepts of Word and Sacrament, Communion and Baptism. the pulpit and altar pieces are shaped to fit the furniture. The banner is 42 by 72 inches. Click on each photo for an enlargement.