Treetops has just expanded our Silk Mesh range to include our incredible versatile black/grey combo called Silverback. Also recently added is Regrowth. It looks great when paired with Adobe or Burnished Brown. Snowy Owl is also new and a very classic combination of pale-grey and mid-greys moving towards white. We are confident you will find a use for this versatile colourway in your wardrobe.
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words… Treetops has taken the plunge and decided it was time to make a video about our new Silk Mesh fabric. We are very pleased to be able to share with you all the tips and techniques we have discovered about using our new hand-dyed open weave silk fabric.
A huge thank you should go out to Soosie Jobson, my head computer tech and head video engineer. She has many areas of talent, one of which being her own YouTube channel where she teaches free tutorials about 3-D shrinkage rates other felt related things. Check her out at Soosie YouTube.
Since April 2017, Treetops has ceased stocking and dyeing all Tussah Silk tops. At our clients request, we are increasing the range of hand-dyed Colour Harmonies on our Bombyx Silk tops. We are also excited to announce a new range of hand-dyed Solid Colours in our Bombyx Silk tops. Please view the new colours below.
Our felting group recently hosted a Teapot Totem workshop with the excellent teacher and artist Pam Mac Gregor from USA. Needless to say TREES feature very strongly in my life, so I picked a Boab tree as my personal totem. At the end of the class I was left pondering the question “Is it a teapot or is it a Boab tree?” Neither was my final answer, I think instead it morphed into a deer “tree” standing in a mossy forest. That imagery was from my life on another continent over 30 years ago, amazing how strong childhood experiences are held in the body….. oh well, at least I managed to create some kind of ‘tree’ totem.
We used Finn Wool, a very hard felting, strong wool. Quite a different experience to my normal superfine merino wool. On a learning note, the devore silk velvet I added for surface texture did not stay in place well because we were only rubbing the felt not rolling. I decided to stitch the edges down, which did the trick until further down the track when more fibres migrated through to hold the velvet.
Treetops is delighted to offer our clients two different weights of Paj Silk fabric. We selected these fabrics with both nuno feltmakers and clothing designers in mind. The4.5 momme Paj silk is lighter weight and fabulous for scarves and wraps. We suggest using the slightly denser and more sturdy 5 momme Paj for garments. When ordering you will be asked to select which weight of Paj Silk fabric will best suit your needs.
We are very excited about our new custom designed Silk Mesh Fabric which is being woven just for Treetops. Lightweight, open weave, and highly lustrous. It has fantastic drape and is fabulous for nuno felting, creative machine embroidery and a myriad of other applications. Click here to view colour range. Above are few close-ups photos of the colourway Sea Grass. (May 2016)
Creating colour is our bliss. We are excited to offer you six new Colour Harmonies (from left to right). Troppo! excites with hot tropical colours. First Light combines eight soft pastel colours inspired by the glow of sunrise in the Kimberley. Tempest blends sultry teals with russets and linen. Regrowth entwines earthy browns and young lively greens. Walkabout is where stormy skies meet dusty earths. Adobe is a selection of terracottas and rich browns. See about photos or click on each name to see individual colours and prices. (Jan 2017)
New Merino Solid Colours | 2017
We have also designed the following Merino Solid Colours to coordinate with our 2017 Colour Harmonies range and to extend our palette of colours on offer.