Post by Ann @ frabjous fabrica on Jan 1, 2021 9:14:03 GMT
I assume that you are talking about felt edges as opposed to fabric ones, since the latter would obviously be easy - the fabric being only attached on one side wouldn't shrink on the unattached side? I've always wondered about felted ruffles though. The only way I have been able to sort of achieve it is to make the scarf in a spiral shape with much less fibre on the outside of the curves. When the scarf hangs straight the outside curve becomes ruffled, especially if you work the centre of the scarf more than the edges. It's a bit of a faff to do though. So I'll be looking out for replies on this one too.
Can anyone share the technique? I have made a few scarves with organic edges but don’t know how to ruffle. Any help appreciated!
These are so easy to make and I’m working on one right now Kathy. The ruffled edge is created by laying the central fibres lengthways and then laying your edge fibres at right angles to the centre. As the “lengthwise” fibres shrink they cause the edges to ruffle. During the fulling stage you then stretch the edges of the scarf along their length to create deeper ruffles. There are lots of videos on YouTube, have fun!