Friday, 19 October 2012

Pure wool fabrics for new jewellery

This week I'm making textile jewellery in some beautiful scraps of pure wool, naturally dyed fabrics.
There's a lovely, woolly smell to the fabric but it frays a lot so it's not the easiest thing to work with and especially on a small scale.

I'm working with Harris Tweed which was kindly donated a couple of years ago by a bloggy friend who used to live up there. I just love the colours on the long thing which is going to turn into a wrist cuff.

The brooches are nearly finished.

I'm also working with scraps of woven, tapestry wool fabric which I got in Wales from the Trefriw Woollen Mill. This is really thick to stitch, a bit like carpet!

Have a good weekend! x

1 comment:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love Harris Tweed, your brooches are lovely but I can imagine how fiddly it would be working with the tweed. :)
Happy weekend Sally and thanks for your comments over at mine. :)
V x