Well it's the perfect partnership, but I do have a ways to go before I perfect the technique! I'm talking about nuno felting - a felting process in which wool fibers bond to silk fibers to create the most wonderful new fabric. In this case, I'm felting wool roving and other fibers onto silk chiffon scarves. This is my first time doing nuno entirely on my own...who knows what will happen? These two scarves were previously dyed purple and red respectively. On the purple one I added contrasting teal and green wool fibers, the red one got matching red and purple fibers.
This is the first stage with the fibers laid on top of the chiffon in an abstract design, mostly on the ends. I found a ball of pale pink fuzzy yarn in my stash... I don't know if it's wool so I don't know whether it will felt, but I'm trying it anyway! I also found some peach colored bits of silk threads leftover from another project... those got thrown on the red one, to see what happens to them.
My next step is to wet everything down with soapy water, and roll, roll, roll to agitate the silk and wool fibers and make them interlock. As the wool shrinks it will pull the silk along with it, forming random and organic-looking wrinkles called ruching. I love the unpredictability!