Judith writes, “Art is about experimentation, and with felt and silk you quickly learn not to hold an expectation for a piece, rather, to hold an open space of anticipation! I recently began to experiment by starting with raw, un-dyed fibres, hand painting the piece after the felting stage was complete. After beginning with a small scarf, I was so delighted that I jumped into ‘the deep end’ and made a top, shown here. What you see is layers of silk gauze under and over merino wool, the piece embellished with hand-spun silk yarns, banana fibre, China silk and more gauze."
Rosettes embellish the front and side, along with fringe formed from strips of silk, "corkscrews" from over-spun yarn, silk fabric ruffles and a brocade effect created with spun silk.