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« on: April 06, 2008 06:01:34 PM »

Ok so.  I'm working on my senior thesis project, and I've been doing little nuno felted squares...I had planned to use those as they are for the final piece, but I got some great ideas last night.  I want to nuno felt onto part of a 60" by 5 yards piece of fabric.  I don't went to cover large sections of it, the felting I've been doing is more like a bunch of branching lines, so there's a lot of fabric left completely uncovered by wool.  My biggest concern is that I don't want to felt on the very bottom, I went to felt maybe 1-2yards up from the bottom, so the rest of the fabric will drape nicely.  Any suggestions?  I'm sure I could figure it out but it would be nice to get some input.  Also, has anyone had luck felting onto more tightly woven fabric?  This stuff is more loosely woven than muslin, but a bit more tightly woven than chiffon.  I made a couple sample pieces that worked out ok...Would it be better to roll in bubble wrap for a longer time?  Any hints for coaxing wool through fabric?  I'm trying to avoid buying another 15 yards of different fabric but I'm afraid I might have to.  Thanks!

ETA: Do you think it's better/easier to put wool on one side or both sides of the fabric?
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008 01:15:05 PM »

Hi, I always work with rolling in bubble plastic. Keep in mind that the fabric only shrinks where you lay wool and not where there is no wool. I throw with it to make sure the wool fibre are fast/ firm with the fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008 11:21:04 PM »

For very large pieces, it's also possible to use an electronic sander to assist in the first stages of felting.
As it shrinks, it'll be able to then fit into your bamboo blind to continue the process
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