Part III: New York Fiberscape Dress Almost Complete!

New York Fiberscape Dress, Helen Trejo 2015
New York Fiberscape Dress, Helen Trejo 2015, Photo by David Arellanes

I previously wrote about my spinning and knitting processes with fibers sourced from the Washington County Fiber Tour. I am happy to say that it is 99% complete! The dress fits my twin sister comfortably. I was worried that it would be too large since my knitting gauge varied based on the yarn.

In total I used 855 yards of yarn, 259 additional yards of romney wool for the lower portion of the dress. This is a huge accomplishment for me!

My last step will be to felt the lower portion of the dress that is made of Romney wool. I want to take advantage of the fact that the brown portion is 100% wool compared to all other parts of the dress that are blended with alpaca fibers. (I tried to felt a knitted sample of wool/ alpaca blended yarns, but it didn’t work).

More to come about my felting process and final fit!

Special thanks to David Arellanes and Nidia Trejo for all of their support!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations on all your hard work! Beautiful piece and cannot wait for the final reveal.

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