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« on: August 11, 2010 09:39:30 AM »

If you're like me, it is nerve wracking to flip your nuno work over to add to the other side.  I do one-sided things sometimes, but other times I really want the detail on both sides.   I've tried ways of rolling it up, then back out backwards, and spritzing w/ water but I didn't care for those methods and they were STILL iffy at best.  I tend to place my wool VERY specifically and deliberately and don't want it to shift even a little bit.

Today I had a brainstorm and I wanted  to share the tip with the group!

I went to the  home improvement store and bought a 4'x8' sheet of styrofoam insulation that was covered in a foil coating so it didn't bend as easily.   I cut it straight down the middle lenghtwise, and laid my scarf design directly on top of it:

Like so.

Then after I was happy with that side, I laid out my saran wrap, then bubble wrap on top of it, bubbles facing the work:


Then I laid the other piece on top of that and sandwiched it in.


Then I tied near each end with lycra ties (that I usually use for rolling)


(you could have a second person get on the other end and help you flip if you trust them enough)

Then, easy as pie I flipped it right over without incident!   
It was light as a feather and straight and firm without any worries of shifting or movement!

Then simply remove the top  board and you reveal the other side of the project waiting to be finished!



The insulation was only about $13 in the building materials section and I had a much more enjoyable time laying out knowing I wasn't going to mess it up while trying to flip it!

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 09:52:05 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010 02:33:37 PM »

Great Idea. I typically put a pattern under the plastic I'm working on (for sizing) and then just lay out one side (in reverse with the details touching the plastic), then put on the silk, and the top layer of wool and details. This way would work much better because I wouldn't have to be working in reverse.

I'd love to see the finished project.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010 04:37:51 PM »

Thats genius! Way to go. I've only been doing one sided nuno felting. But this is very cool
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010 04:38:24 PM »

GraceObvious,

 I've done it in reverse too and this is definitely much easier!  

Yes, the scarf turned out really cool!  It is one of my current favorites for sure.  You should totally check out the pics of the finished result!  I called it "Funkytown."

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010 09:30:52 AM »

Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing Smiley
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