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lynnidings
« on: September 16, 2005 02:58:13 PM »

I went to a felt making workshop earlier this week and I made my first piece of nuno felt. It was made with with some silk chiffon, wool and reclaimed denim fibres. I'm pleased with how it turned out and I've been able to wear it for the last couple of days as it has been unseasonably chilly.







Close up of both sides of the scarf.

One of my favourite parts of the scarf is the piece of reclaimed denim where you can still see the weave. I was hoping it wouldn't fall off when I was done felting it and it's stayed on. I wish I had brought my camera to document the process for a tutorial but I left it at home. D'oh! Next time I'll try to remember.



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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005 04:49:56 PM »

Ooooooohhhhhhh, aaahhhhhhhhhhhhh, wonderful scarf!!  Awesome and inspiring.  Great color, great texure!  Love seeing your work, thanks so much for posting it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005 04:53:49 PM »

oh my goodness

that scarf is amazing!!!

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2005 01:14:42 AM »

Wow lynnidings, your felt is so delicate and fine!

I so want to touch it.
Am I right in assuming you lay wool on both sides of the silk chiffon?
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005 10:56:50 AM »

Thanks for the comments!

For this scarf, I only laid out wool on one side of the scarf. The felting process pulls the wool through the open weave of the chiffon and somehow it all forms one piece. I think that you could put wool on both sides but it does work with just one. I had to rub it for ages before the wool fibres started getting attached to the silk, much longer than I would do for just wool. Also I started off with a pretty long piece of chiffon (2m, or approx 2yds) and it felted down to be just over 1 m long. Some of the other people in the workshop didn't felt their pieces as much and the so the silk didn't shrink and pucker as much, but the wool and silk were still well attached. I am eager to do more Nuno experiments but silk chiffon is quite pricey so I'll have to think carefully about what I'm going to make.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005 01:28:31 PM »

oooh pretty! the pic of it stretched out on the grass makes it look like a big soft blue caterpillar! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2005 06:41:55 AM »

very cool....i recently got some felting needles & can't wait to try my luck....

did you also felt onto denim???
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2005 07:40:42 AM »

very cool....i recently got some felting needles & can't wait to try my luck....

did you also felt onto denim???

This piece of felt wasn't made using felting needles, it was wet-felted.
Do share your work and progress with the needles though. I've just bought my first felting needles about a month ago and they're so much fun  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2005 05:43:06 AM »

That is such an amazing pretty scarf, good job i love it!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2005 07:50:20 PM »

Very cool!  I don't know how to felt, but I'm very interested in learning how.  Awesome projects like these keep me inspired to keep learning new crafting techniques!  Awesome job!
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