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Topic: HELP~ I HAVE to know how to do THIS kind of WEARABLE ART ruffle felting  (Read 12250 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008 12:46:57 PM »

There aren't really "patterns" per say for felting. Not that I've really ever seen, except for garment (ie coat, hat) making. That's just a rounded rectangle that they've wraped around a neck.

Yes, I think it can be done with out nuno too. Gently tug on and streatch parts of the edge as you are felting it, that'll create a ripple. Also as mentioned focus your felting on the centre of the scarf. I've done that for tops of bags before. Make sure it's atually felted before pulling to much though, if it's only soft felted you could end up with holes.

I think honestly, your best option, is try to make a few small squares and test out different things with the edge.

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008 05:55:08 PM »

I think the ruffles could be made by regular wet felting, without nuno. You can achieve the ruffles by heavily felting the center of the scarf, but not as much the edges - the center will shrink more and cause the edges to ruffle. Stretching out the edges during the felting process might also help. 

I suspect it can be done without nuno felting too.

As well as stretching the edges, I think your answer can also be found in the direction you lay the fibers.
Ie, lay the edge fibers pointing to the edge of the scarf. That way it won't shrink as much length ways. The center of your scarf, lay the fibers length ways to encourage it to shrink more in the length.


« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008 04:42:19 PM »

I agree with Jane Doe as to using the direction of the fiber layout to create different shrinkage amounts.  If the center of the scarf shrinks lengthwise more than the edges, you'll get ruffled edges.  Two really great resources on felting are the DVD "Featherweight Felt" by Sharon Costello and the book "Uniquely Felt" by Christine White. (The best, most comprehensive and well written and illustrated book I've seen on the subject.)  Both are likely available on Amazon.com.
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2010 05:41:37 PM »

I've just discovered this thread and am really interested to know if anyone has done some experimenting and how it all worked out. 

Any photos or experiences to share?  I'd love to hear about them!

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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2010 07:31:36 AM »


Dense silk is difficult/impossivle  to get the fibers to go through, using chiffon is going to be best,and you will need fine wool like Merino to have it migrate effectively. Habotai silk needs very fine Merino.

My favorite method is to lay the dry silk scarf down, then lay down the wool, in thin layers is best but even only one layer will migrate/ grab the fabric.(Unlike regular felting, where you really need the layers. If you want even ruffles on the edge, draft out the roving or top in a very straight line at least 1-2 inches in from the edge. For a more irregular ruffle, you can do a wavy line.

Once the layout is complete use ply curtain or mosquito netting to cover, then carefully use a sponge with very little soap/ detergent to wet it all down and let the rolling commence (leaving cover on for a long time too). Bubble wrap face down too!

I have an facebook album of the stages of layout and almost finished piece here:


Be prepared to roll,unroll,switching ends a heck of a lot longer than you would with no fabric! I did the fulling in the shower a few times too, then on my fulling board for a whole evening, watching TV, to bring out the ruching all the way. Be prepared for LOTS of shrinkage if you want lots of ruffles! - since you shrink in the direction you rub ( fulling time).

The above 72 in scarf barely covers my chest now! Lol But I still love how it came out!

Some artists do layout and roll 2 scarves side by side at one time, to save on time.

Good luck! Again, be sure to use open enough cloth and fine enough wool!
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2010 08:01:05 AM »

Ops looks lime FB doesnt keep the albums available....AT LEAST NOT AT THIS MOMENT

Here is a set OF IMAGES  to help:

sorry- not in any particular order!
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2010 10:14:46 PM »

Try a finding a felted flower tutorial..
or experiment with a small piece of wet felting with pulling and stretching it in different ways.

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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2014 03:29:09 AM »

I found tutorials on how to make ruffle edge here http://felt-felting.com/tutorials/
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2016 10:59:03 AM »

I've been searching and searching without luck for a tutorial or more info on making these scarves! Anyone have good resources? I'm hesitant to spend $50 on a 30 page PDF.  Undecided
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