September 6, 2010

This weekends Experiment Wet Felting and Nuno Felting

I worked on several felted scarves this weekend.
The first wet felting: For my first time I think it's ok. Some thin spots, that's ok, gives it character. I used some needle felting wool for the first layer of black then another layer of combed fibre or roving. I didn't have enough to do it all with roving.

I think I'll try the nuno felting tomorrow. I have a piece of silk guaze to try it on. Uses less wool fibre and as I don't have that much of any one colour. I have lots of the light blue for some reason... so I might save that for another felted scarf attempt.

Okay same post... different day. Today I made two attempts at Nuno Felting. I had some silk gauze in my stash so cut a couple of pieces and tried to felt them together. The first one I used fibres on front and back and tried to join two pieces of silk together while felting. Results kind of like it was just wet felt. The fibres covered too much of the silk so it didn`t wrinkle up like it should have. Not soft either and the join shows a gap between the two pieces of silk that didn't felt up properly or most likely shifted during the process.

The second one is green and white and black is softer less silk covered. It is soft and more silky though and it's just a short one... just enough to tie around the neck or wrist a couple times. Fibres only on one side. I like it better.

I'll try it again for sure. I find the rolling relaxing and the laying out of the fibres a creative experiment.  I found this wonderful website that got me excited about trying it out. There are great video's to accompany the written text too! Have fun!  Here's the link

1 comment:

Sally StitchyWooWoo said...

Well done. You'll be hooked now Nancy. Felting is like that.
They are lovely scarves , super colours.
Try stitching into them as well with some machine stitch, it creates more distortion.