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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2005 04:53:29 AM »

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!

If you're interested in felting, check out the following tutorial posts and do give it a go!
Feel free to ask us any questions and we'll do our best to share what we know Wink

Wet felting :
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=56350.0

needle felting:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51271.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51942.0

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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2005 07:53:34 AM »

lynnidings;

Does it have to be silk chiffon specifically?
Scarves - from thrift shops - may not be "chiffon" but they aren't terribly expensive.
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2005 10:17:17 AM »

From what I understand, it has to be a natural material with an open weave, so it should work with cotton muslin as well. The wool won't felt to synthetic fibres (not easily anyway which is why polyester or nylon netting is used as a resist). I asked the workshop teacher about doing it with other types of silk like habotai and she said that habotai was too slippery and the weave was too tight for wool fibres to work their way through although if you found a cheap scarf, you could experiment on it.

Update: I was talking to a felting friend and she said that she has felted onto habotai silk. She started out with prefelt cut out into shapes. I might give it a go sometime and let you know how that goes.

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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2005 02:40:02 PM »

From what I understand, it has to be a natural material with an open weave, so it should work with cotton muslin as well. The wool won't felt to synthetic fibres (not easily anyway which is why polyester or nylon netting is used as a resist). I asked the workshop teacher about doing it with other types of silk like habotai and she said that habotai was too slippery and the weave was too tight for wool fibres to work their way through although if you found a cheap scarf, you could experiment on it.


Just thinking out loud here, but couldn't you combine needle felting + wet felting to try use thick fabrics? Ie, lay out the fabric + fibre as you like, poke it with the felting needle only a couple of times in a wide area to help it work it's way through, and then wet felt as usual?

Not something I've tried, but I've considered it for the denim challange
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2005 03:10:10 PM »

I think that a combination of needle and wet felting would work on heavier fabrics. I don't have any denim handy to experiment with and I'd be interested to see what you are able to come up with.
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2005 10:26:42 AM »

I just like the name  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2005 03:26:44 PM »

the more examples of nuno felting i see, the more i'm hankering to try it!! can anyone provide a tutorial? it's basically wet felting with layers of fiber and muslin right? i read somewhere that it works best with certain types of wool, what would happen if i tried merino?
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lynnidings
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2005 03:48:55 PM »

Give it a go! I did mine with merino wool. I wish I had taken photos of the process. It took ages for the wool to felt to the silk so keep checking on it as you're rubbing it to make sure that the wool as felted to the silk (or muslin) before attempting to pick it up.
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2005 05:20:45 PM »

From what I understand, it has to be a natural material with an open weave, so it should work with cotton muslin as well. The wool won't felt to synthetic fibres (not easily anyway which is why polyester or nylon netting is used as a resist). I asked the workshop teacher about doing it with other types of silk like habotai and she said that habotai was too slippery and the weave was too tight for wool fibres to work their way through although if you found a cheap scarf, you could experiment on it.

Update: I was talking to a felting friend and she said that she has felted onto habotai silk. She started out with prefelt cut out into shapes. I might give it a go sometime and let you know how that goes.


From what I have read about Nuno felting, you can use synthetic fibers. What seems to matter is the weave i.e. a thick fabric with a tight weave probably would give poor results.
Here is artist Zia Gipson's process.

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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2005 04:39:38 PM »

this is splendid! i'm in love! it looks like an amazing sea creature. beautiful!!!!
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