Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nuno Felting -> Ruched Scarf

Felting is soooo much fun, and lots of work too.

Layout is the key to having a piece turn out well. Here there is a background grid of almost same color wool as the silk. The silk is an iridescent lime green.

When fulled, the grid helps stabilize and balance the piece. I call this one hummingbirds on the vine, the grid looks like a very faint trellis in the now dry scarf.

This is a sampler piece for experimenting with various techniques. The silk fibers on top of wool worked out well. This piece was 5 feet by 18 inches to start with. Ended up being barely able to cover my chest when hanging around my neck. LOL. Good thing short scarves/cowls are very stylish!

I have posted visuals of the process, click the title (Nuno felting) above to go to the album.

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About Me

Marin County, California, United States
I work for 2 non-profits in Marin County CA (near SF) that serve the Developmentally Delayed. I was introduced to weaving and knitting at a very young age. Over the years I have always had knitting on hand. There was a time where I was severely chastised for being so old fashioned, so it is great to see the upsurge in the home arts now going on! I have expanded into machine knitting; fortunately there is a great Guild nearby that has really been great. Spinning Fibers is a new thrust as well, and felting has creeped in too. If only I had more time...