Yes, I went through a punk rock phase, it really does go hand in hand with my love of plaid. There are a whole bunch of really unique scarf making styles and tutorials in the book
and this is just one:
Click on the images to enlarge and read how to make this cool felted and pinned punk scarf.
Inspired by this scarf this is what I made:
I know you want to see it up close.
And even closer:
This is how I did it:
I laid out fabric strips and placed painter's tape every few inches to hold it together. This worked pretty well, a little fussy, so I also ended up pinning the strips together as well.
Then I just crazy stitched it together as seen in the previous photo.
I made it about two yards long and then repeated the process only this time laying the strips out on the back side of the first side and sewing them all together.
It has two cool aspects of it.
When I wrap it around my neck it stands up pretty stiff, I like this because when it's really cold I can pull the scarf up over my nose and some scarves are too floppy for that.
Second, when I fold it in half lengthwise it is more of a "stylish" or fashion long skinny scarf.
If you embrace the unique you will definitely want to grab a copy of:
Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning
by Pluckyfluff AKA Lexi Boeger is an amazing book of spinning, fiber, knitting, crocheting, weaving and more!
Intertwined is an inspirational handbook for yarn lovers everywhere, created in an eye-popping, showcase style and packed with sparkling, full-color photo
This book will be a delight to the enthusiastic fiber crowd that is growing by leaps and bounds. It captures all the excitement of experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns (whether you spin them or buy them at yarn boutiques), and a gallery of handmade creations. The book also features profiles, anecdotes, essays, and thoughts on fiber arts and the creative process. Contributors range from Alpaca farmers and cutting-edge spinners to well-known knitwear designers.
There is has been a resurgence in interest in spinning and in using one-of-a-kind yarns, particularly by the all new knitters and crocheters, and there are no other cutting-edge, inspiring books out there to satisfy this enthusiastic audience.
The recipient of a bachelor's degree in fine art from UC Davis, author Lexi Boeger is the founder of Pluckyfluff.com, an Internet-based forum for unusual handspun yarns and fiber art. She is the innovator of highly original new techniques in handspinning and is carving a place for handspun yarn in the realm of pop culture.
Onto Q & A time:
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