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« on: June 17, 2006 01:53:03 PM »


I've been lurking on the felting part of crafster all night....i think i got bitten by the bug...
I researched all the sites reccomended re. felting and looked up tonnes on nuno. I SOOOOOOOO WANT to try making a nuno scarf!
What i would like to know is how to use the imbellishments??? Can one use any type of fancy yarn or does it have to be 100 % wool??? What else could be used? I was thinking may be tiny silk stripes between very fine layers of roving wool....

PLease please please anyone with an idea jump in...

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006 11:45:32 AM »

Hi zizibee-
Welcome to felting-!! the bug catches you and doesn't let go, watch out!!!  Wink

Nuno is great because you can use lots more techniques and items than your regular wet felting requires. You can use silk, veggie fibres, cotton, yarn, and so on so long as you have a layer of wool on top of it all to adhere. As for synthetics, they won't catch as easily to the wool and will not shrink like the wool but it will work so long as you use small amounts in comparison to the wool used. here is a link to the woman (i believe ) that essentially created the idea of nuno felting.. check out her website- its full of really cool ideas, and trhe best instruction for nuno in my opinion.  Smiley
check out her gallery of works too.

Lastly- in my opinion, and it could be argued- but I think felting is the perfect medium to experiment. Especially wet felting. Its one of those organic processes that leaves the final result up to how the fibres react to your pressure. It's the mystery that is felt.  Cheesy So long as you are willing to play around and not expect something perfect your first time around, it can be LOTS of fun.
Enjoy yourself!

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006 12:57:42 PM »

A little historical info on laminate or Nuno felt -

Polly Stirling coined the term Nuno Felt along with her assistand Sachiko Kotaka in 1994. http://www.wildturkeyfeltmakers.com/PollyStirling.html
Nuno is a Japanese word meaning "new cloth"
pronounce Nuno - American style new no -- Austrailian style noo no
at least that is what the people of the North American Feltmaker's Association say.

A photo story about making Nuno (laminate) felt by Zia Gipson
Zia Gipson is active in teaching and in official feltmakers association and feltmaker's email news list -

Links to both Polly S and feltmakers list on Zia Gipson's Links along with many more.
HTH Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006 03:38:18 PM »

I thought i share a lovely site with nuno scarves/shawls on it...



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