Life is a miracle

 

 

Nature has created many beautiful places in the earth, but there are some created by man. This time I was inspired by the patchwork rainbow of Holland's tulip fields.

 

 

I've never seen tulip fields, but everything we can imagine, we can create. We shall make a handmade beauty - small wedge skirt. Well, this time I wanted to sort out my silk pieces.

 

 

All started one by one: rag by rag, the wool has dyed, pretty image was find and so it  goes....

 

 

 

Materials required: 150-200g(6-7oz) of 16m hand dyed merino wool, hand dyed silk cuttings.

The shape of the skirt should be gently flared from the hip. We'll use a combined wool layout. Set the enlargement coefficient equal to 1.5, check the dimensions of the template.

For all those who currently work with our pattern, I propose this diagram:

 

First, lay down viscose lining parallel to the bottom of the template.

Start the layout vertically with thin wool strands. Bottom and waistline should be straighten with an additional linear wool layer.

 

Moisten the wool with warm soapy water, carefully rub through the mesh. Form the open edges by circular movements.

 

Lay down silk pieces with a small overlapping.

The right wedge will be decorated with silk ribbons and the finest cut - the center of the composition.

Cut the film strips of 2-3cm(1in) width and lay them sequentially.

Cover all this with a thin wool layer.

Complete the composition with large tulips. Cut off the template with holes; lay under the template thin "stems", bright wool strands over the template - that would be flowers.

Carefully rub through the mesh, forming open edges.

Turn over the template. I've decided to strengthen the light wedge with an additional silk layer.

The sequence remains the same. Lay down viscose lining, wet lightly, start the wool layout, moisten the wool, rub through the mesh and bend the allowances.

Watching to avoid any ripples.

Lay down silk pieces

Continue laying filmstrips, arranging in a staggered manner at the folds. Cover the template with a thin dark wool layer.

Sprinkle with warm soapy water, gently rub through the mesh. I believe when we touch the wool by hands - then all those magical transformations happens. But sometimes we need technological help:

Continue rubbing gently to laminate fibers with the silk until the time come to remove the template.

!!! No hurry to cut the "furrows" - continue rubbing until the wool become dense enough.

And finally, came the exciting moment of cutting. Form the open edges by circular movements but do not remove strips yet.

Take off the strips now:

Continue rolling and forming the edges until the skirt is ready to fit.

Dry on the mannequin. Now the most difficult part of the work remains to be done. We'll need to find a suitable fabric for lining, accessories and other stuff.

 

I strongly recommend to use underskirt. This time the puzzle formed in the best way.

 

Well, the skirt turns out exactly as planned. Although spring has not come yet, I'm looking forward to it!

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