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Pauly
« on: April 17, 2006 01:25:14 PM »

I made this skirt for my felting on a secondary structure project.  It's merino wool mixed with silk felted onto silk organza (sp)





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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006 01:44:19 PM »

wow!!!!  Shocked  Shocked

it's absolutely amazing!! I love it!!!!

very very very beautifull... congratulations
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006 03:34:04 PM »

Pauly, you have such marvelous ideas.  Was the felting into a secondary structure a wet process or dry process or combination?  Am assuming this was for your fiber arts course work?  If so, what terminology are your instructors using to describe "felting into a secondary sturcture"  do they use the term laminate felt or nuno felt?  While am not formally educated in fiber arts do like to know the technically correct words to describe what we make.   Thanks so much.

And thanks for sharing this joyful, wonderful, creative skirt.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006 06:17:57 PM »

Fantastic. Very whimsical. If you're ever in a production of "A Midsummer Nights Dream" you know what to wear!

Who knew Needlefelting could be so versitile?
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006 05:55:16 AM »

Wow, what a unique project- and you're wearing it!  Excellent!  Where/what is this course that you're taking?
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Pauly
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006 07:34:40 AM »

Pauly, you have such marvelous ideas.  Was the felting into a secondary structure a wet process or dry process or combination?  Am assuming this was for your fiber arts course work?  If so, what terminology are your instructors using to describe "felting into a secondary sturcture"  do they use the term laminate felt or nuno felt?  While am not formally educated in fiber arts do like to know the technically correct words to describe what we make.   Thanks so much.

And thanks for sharing this joyful, wonderful, creative skirt.

My skirt was done with wet felting.  I can't really think of any terminology my teacher used, but that could be because I don't always pay that much attention in class. I've never heard my teacher use the terms laminate or nuno felt, what do they mean?
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006 09:45:42 AM »

hey Pauly- your skirt is magnificent.
Felting onto a secondary structure--what was the structure you used to make the skirt? was it some sort of resist? or was it a mould? i would be really interested to know the technique used for making the skirt- because i am thinking that wet felting a skirt would be AWESOME!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006 10:14:07 AM »

Oh Pauly, LOL, please listen up in class so you can share the wisdom with me Smiley

This is my personal definition:  Laminate felt is a hybrid, it is combining fiber and a fabric (crocheted, knit or woven) into one fabric that can not be unraveled or pulled apart.  The fibers migrate or are pushed through the fabric by either wet process, needle process or a combination of both until the fiber and fabric are inseperable.

here is some background and stuff I read to learn about "felting onto a secondary structure" - dang I like that jargon!!  Now have some new words to throw around.

Polly Stirling coined the term Nuno Felt along with her assistand Sachiko Kotaka in 1994. http://www.wildturkeyfeltmakers.com/PollyStirling.html

A photo story about making Nuno (laminate) felt by Zia Gipson
http://www.atelierzia.com/work.html
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006 10:37:30 AM »

thanks for those links grace- I am now totally determined to try to make a skirt for myself. Smiley mmm..perhaps a summer project??
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Pauly
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2006 12:11:56 PM »

The fabric I used for the structure was silk organza, or thats what I've been told anyways.  You could probably use any fabric loosly woven enough for the wool to pass through.  It was really simple to make, i just cut out the shape of the skirt and laid out the skirt with the wool on top and bubble wrap on both sides. Then I just wet felted it with really hot water until the wool sticks to the skirt, then roll it in bamboo and walk it. 
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