Friday, May 13, 2011

A Night at the Opera With a Big Orange Scarf

Side note to this posting: This is our dining room table. We have barely been able to use it for the last 6 weeks because I am constantly working on some felt project. This is getting out of hand, I need a studio!

We are heading up to the Seattle Opera tonight to see the Magic Flute and I wanted to make something special to wear for the event. All black is my usual uniform to these sort of events so I thought a colorful felted nuno scarf would help punch up my look a bit.

Orange is my favorite color. (OK, orange and lime green. And fuchsia....and turquoise.) I haven't liked the look of felting over white silk so I bought some Rit dyes in order to make some bolder scarves.

I am also still very much in love with my new dressform.

It makes the scarves look so much more interesting!
I was digging around in boxes last night trying to find the pair of opera glasses that I thought I had. Turns out that "smallish binoculars" might better describe them; I guess I will be renting some at the opera tonight after all.

The Magic Flute was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791 and he died just a couple of months after its premiere. Supposedly it is referencing the ideology of Free Masons but I am looking forward to the extravagant sets and costumes.


  1. This is a day in my dream life. You rock so hard. I hope it was um... magical! LOL. That scarf is basically a sunrise on your shoulders.

  2. Love the color combination of the scarf. Really gorgeous. How was the opera?

  3. Thanks! This is definitely my favorite scarf to date. I really love playing with all the color combinations. The opera was fantastic! It combines drama with musical with orchestra with over the top costumes and feelings. Fun, fun, fun.