суббота, 17 декабря 2011 г.

"Volga" Cowl

"The philosophy of fleece" continues with another curly cowl "Volga" in light delicate violet and shades of blue and faded green. It is double sided and can be worn in many different ways - upside down, inside out, whatever one likes it. One side is decorated all over with mulberry silk threads, though it's not only for decoration, but also for  obtaining an extremely smooth texture, shimmering and pleasant to touch. Another side has a strokes of light blue viscose on it. The size is standard, 28x30 cm --> 11"x11,8".









пятница, 16 декабря 2011 г.

Black marble purse

This is a wet felted shoulder purse made of Wensleydale sheep wool and decorated with the big handmade polymer clay button, modeled and varnished over by me.
The bag is quite spacious, measures 26x40 cm --> 10,2" tall x 15,7" wide (the bottom). Secured with a velcro fastener. The cord is 57 cm --> 22,4" long.
It also has a comfortable inner pocket for a cell phone (see pic 4). 100% handmade and unique accessory - hand felted and hand stitched by me.






понедельник, 12 декабря 2011 г.

Deep forest

A couple of capelets, made of superfine Australian merino, decorated with two bluish gray buttons. They're opening the "Woodland" collection in various shades of green. Touchingly feminine, innocent silhouette and proper warmth of the best quality merino wool. 
Approximate measurements: 
ruffled one is 46 cm --> 18,1" wide, fits sizes up to 46 RUS (40 EUR, 12 USA), size S-M;
the one with fleece curls is 39 cm --> 15,3" wide, fits sizes up to 46 RUS (40 EUR, 12 USA), size S-M.









Curly cowls ("The philosophy of fleece") 2

"The philosophy of fleece" collection.
This is a series of cozy cowl neckwarmers, made of superfine Australian merino wool and decorated with  hand dyed fleece locks. Looks gorgeous with chunky sweaters, fur boots or uggs; it will keep one warm and protected against the wind in almost any weather, except pouring rain - it's very tightly felted hence drizzle and snow resistant. All the materials I've used fot creating this pieces are 100% natural, including the soap they were wet felted with. Unique, 100% handmade, one of a kind, soft and superwarm accessories.

Approximate measurements for all three: 28x30 cm --> 11"x11,8".

"Ultramarine"




"Leith walk"




And my favorite one: "Lettuce", merino + layers of mulberry silk threads on both sides (in fact, the cowl's double sided) = smooth, shiny and delicate texture. Lovely.








понедельник, 5 декабря 2011 г.

Fields of Dublin

This is a rather big wearable "canvas" with a dreamy landscape... Who's going to make the bright blue sky above Dublin, with those cute lamb-like clouds... who but me?.. The picturesque, colorful and large (really large) scarf, made to order for Lisa A., who lives relatively close to Dublin :)
50" long x 20" wide; made of superfine soft merino, decorated with dyed fleece curls.







среда, 30 ноября 2011 г.

Last year's leaves shawl, shiny tussah silk and lace

This is an absolutely magnificent handmade wrap shawl (or a large scarf)  in delicate rust ginger, chestnut and oatmeal gray, made of Brithish Bluefaced Leicester breed wool, decorated all over with thick layers of tussah silk threads on both sides. It has a smooth shiny texture, is extremely thin and lightweight, easy to drape. The shawl is double sided so it can be worn in different ways, one side is in fine rust ginger color, another's in oatmeal gray; it also has a fringe of delicate chestnut color lace.
The lace was felted together with the wool, so this shawl is totally seamless.
Extremely warm, fine and elegant at the same time. Unique and one of a kind.

Approximate measurements: 155x35 cm --> 61"x13,7".








воскресенье, 27 ноября 2011 г.

Of a tree huggers and polar explorers

Two scarves opening the "Watercolor" collection, one cold and icy - another is hot and tropical :) They both are decorated with lovely curly fleece locks and hand dyed tussah and mulberry silk threads. "Rainforest" measures approximately  130x30 cm --> 51,1"x11,8" without curls.


"Aurora borealis" is a tiny bit bigger,  131x35 cm --> 51,5"x13,7" without curls.







 


Dandelion valley

This is a beautiful picturesque wet felted scarf made of superfine Italian merino and decorated with Mulberry silk threads, tencel threas and silkworm cocoons. Very lightweight, soft and pleasant to touch. All the materials I've used are 100% natural and eco friendly, including the olive soap this piece was wet felted with. Tender and dreamy.
Approximate measurements: 128x38 cm --> 50,3"x14,9".








Night over the town winter cityscape

This is a long warm woolen art scarf, made of 100% superfine Italian merino wool and decorated with tencel threads. Winter dresses the town up in festive fluffy white for the Christmas, night windows twinkle like fairy lights. Thin, soft, elegant and pleasant to touch accessoire, absolutely unique.

Approximate measurements: 181x30 cm --> 71,2"x11,8".






Curly cowls ("The philosophy of fleece")

Part of "The philosophy of fleece" collection. Two loop collar scarves decorated with splendid fleece curls. Approximate size - 32-34x34 cm., square.

-- Those are undyed white wensleydale fleece locks wet felted together with lovely chocolate color alpaca wool. Alpaca is usually extra soft and tender, but also might be hairy. This one has a thick layer of golden tussah silk on it so it's texture becomes smooth and shiny. Both scarves are seamless.





-- This one is made of extrafine Itaian merino, with hand dyed - absolutely lovely! - long and shiny wensleydale curls. The blue ones reach length up to 15 cm. Decorated with multicolor woolen yarn on the outside. Wild and adorable.






пятница, 4 ноября 2011 г.

"Finnish winter" set in oatmeal and mild milky white

I suppose it'd be a perfect gift for Father Christmas to feel warm and cozy all through his most busy time of the year. A pair of handmade wet felted winter gear. All pure raw and natural, thick and superwarm, they are made of undyed british BFL (bluefaced leicester sheep) and South American breeds sheep wool, in the oatmeal and mild milky white colors.
Perfect for skiing, skating, snowball bombing and other winter outdoor activities, as an ideal protection from wind, frost and snow (very tightly felted hence snow resistant!). Cute hand felted handmade pompons are fun and look like snowballs or bunches of frozen winter berries or mistletoe.

The scarf fixes with a small "tail" which goes through the hole, so it sits comfortably and doesn't throw open (there're two holes for different sizes or preferences).




Approximate measurements: 177x30 cm ---> 69,6"x11,8" with the tail.
Pompons are approximately 2,5 cm ---> just about 1 inch.



Mittens measurements: 26 cm long 11 cm wide ---> 10,2" long 4,3" wide. Size XS-S,
fit palm girth up to 22 cm --> 8,6" (measuring without thumb).






пятница, 21 октября 2011 г.

Mistletoe xoxoxo

Merry Christmas anticipation! :)
This is the unique and totally handmade - handfelted and handstitched - set of proper winter gear, warm mittens and neckwarmer in hues of green, with bunches of mistletoe berries and leaves. It's made (wet felted) of super fine Italian merino wool. Mittens have been shaped on my own palm while still wet, so they sit comfortably. Neckwarmer has the big old reused button, it's very comfy and cozy. And IS very festive, too!


Measurements: neckwarmer is 24"x7,4".
Mittens are 9,8" long and rather S to M size, will fit palm girth up to 9,5".








четверг, 20 октября 2011 г.

Bombelki, magic polka dot bright red and navy blue handbag+scarf art set

This is a cozy large scarf + handbag art set in red - blue - light violet color combination, with those magic circles :) The set is wet felted, scarf's been made of super fine Italian merino wool, the bag is made of locally manufactured Russian troitskaya wool, for it's more sturdy than merino and won't wear out quickly. Scarf has a fringe with handmade polymer clay beads modeled by me.
The handbag actually is pretty solid and tightly felted, will keep the initial shape, is drizzle and snow resistant, perfect for all those gray dark winter days (cheer up!), furnished with a magnet button snap.

Approximate measurements:
scarf : 156x26 cm --> 61,4"x10,2" without fringe.
bag: 34x36 cm --> 13,3"x14,1".










среда, 7 сентября 2011 г.

Neptune's daughter



This is a feminine, slightly shimmering accessoire of deep fresh ocean colors, the scarf contents pieces of gray chiffon and wool yarn. It's a proper wintertime super warm scarf, and is also very soft :)
It's made of extra fine merino wool with a blending of delicate white silk threads.

Approximate measurements: 118x39 cm -- 46,4"x15,3".