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Felted Lattice Scarf
Designed by Candie Cooper
Crafting this open weave scarf is easy with the Simplicity® 12-Needle Deluxe Felting Machine. Removable needles give you endless creative options, allowing you to mesh fibers together in a wide variety of patterns, color combinations and textures. Save time and effort while getting beautiful results.
You will need:
- Marino roving in desired colors (approximately 6 oz.)
- Assorted silk strips, each measuring 1" wide and of varying lengths
- Assorted wool strips, each measuring 1" wide and of varying lengths
- Assorted lace scraps
- 1-3/4 yards of black fleece
- Simplicity® 12-Needle Deluxe Felting Machine
- Cut the fleece into a 60" x 10" scarf. Don't worry if your scarf isn't perfectly rectangular!
- Working in 8" sections, lay strips of roving, silks, lace and wool onto the fleece scarf in a grid pattern. First place strips vertically so that each strip is 1 ¼" to 1 ½" apart. Horizontal strips can be spaced the same, and weaving them in and out of the vertical strips adds interest. Overlapping is good, and there truly is no wrong way to do this!
- Needle felt the strips down with the machine.
- Continue adding strips like you did in step 2, until you achieve the desired effect.
- At the ends, needle felt strips of silk and roving so they hang over the edge of the fleece, forming a free-form fringe.
- Dip your hands in warm soapy water and roll the edge pieces of wool roving in between the palms of your hand to wet felt.
- Use scissors to cut windows out in between the grid of the needle felted sections throughout the scarf – again, there's no wrong way to do this, cut out as many or as few as you like!