I like the softness and drape of nunofelted silk scarves, but here in Holland silk is rather expensive and often the scarves are not warm enough for cold evenings outside. So I bought big secondhand viscose pashmina's and use their existing color scheme to nunofelt the least beautiful side with fine merino fibers in matching colors. Than the scarves are still soft with a wonderful drape, but will keep me warm during cold evenings outside in summer. I already have a colorful stash of pashmina's and when I have a new partydress I choose a matching pashmina and nunofelt it to combine with my dress. They make also a nice present for older people to keep them warm and comfortable, and the softness and colors make them happy.
Really nice I bought some real pashminas to felt with, but then didn't want to 'waste' them. Then bought some viscose ones, and still didn't want to 'waste' them. I'm terrible for it. I try to but slightly torn scarves from charity shops to help cure the idiocy.
Wonderful! Thank you so much for this post. A friend just gave me a bunch of non-wool scarves. I don't remember if they were viscose or just acrylic. They pass the breath test (I can feel my breath when I blow through them). I was wondering if I could felt with them and couldn't think of a way to test their feltablity without cutting them or something. Now I feel more confident so I'll give it a try, soon.
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