Outlander Clans and Gatherings Silk Art Scarf - OOAK Cobweb Felt - FREE SHIPPING F10
"A Highland sword dance was done for one of three reasons. For exhibition and entertainment, as he was about to do it now. For competition, as it was done among the young men at a Gathering. And as it first was done, as an omen. Danced on the eve of a battle, the skill of the dancer foretold success or failure. The young men had danced between crossed swords, the night before Prestonpans, before Falkirk. But not before Culloden. There had been no campfires the night before that final fight, no time for bards and battle songs. It didn’t matter; no one had needed an omen, then."
~~~Claire in Fiery Cross, Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon
Felting is the very first method mankind began making fabric, beginning centuries prior to the time period of Outlander. In fact, highly sophisticated felted artifacts were found preserved in permafrost in a tomb in Siberia and dated to 600 AD. The costumes on the Outlander series have included several felted garments. Cobweb felt is a decorative, lacy, lightweight fabric made with softness and drape. Art and function meld together in thin felt with natural holes, curls of wool, and almost transparent areas, all part of its beauty.
Using various types of wool, mohair, bamboo, silk, sari threads, shiny fiber, and locks of long haired curly sheep, I very thinly layer the all of these to create for you a unique one of a kind cobweb felted wrap or shawl. Look closely at the photographs to see if you can spy all the different fibers and materials. I use the same type of materials in each shawl but each shawl is unique due to the nature of felting. Your awesome scarf or shawl will be very similar to the pictures but unique! The edges of this piece are very organic while the surface is uniquely textured with the numerous types of fiber I used and is a one-of-a-kind (OOAK) treasure.
This lovely felted piece, full of color and exuberance, will be perfect to wrap about your shoulders or head when the cool breeze wafts down from the Scottish hills at a Gathering. For yourself or the Outlander fan in your life!
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- Color:: turquoise blues, maroon, greens, topaz, orange, olive and wee bits of others
- Height----10 inches
- Width 61 inches
- Materials ----Soft merino wool, silk fiber, bamboo, sari threads, locks, sparkling threads and fibers, soap and water, time and love
- Washing Instructions:
- Hand wash in cool water with mild soap, roll in a towel to remove moisture, dry flat