Lavender and Green Nuno Felted Scarf

I’m working on a nuno (wool and silk fiber on a base of silk fabric) felted scarf today in my favorite colors: shades of leafy, spring greens and a range of lavender and purple.  In the design, wispy layers of merino and dyed silk fibers interconnect to form a vine motif.   Here are two photos of the start of the process, with more photos and info to follow…  The first photo shows the wonderful silk fabric, hand-dyed by Suzanne Morgan (Presence is her business name) and the second photo shows an array of merino wool and silk fibers from which I’ll create the wispy surface design.

 

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Published in: on April 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. The silk & the merino are beautiful! Such great colors for Spring.

  2. I recently learned of nuno felt; it really interests me and I am trying to research how it is done. Your work is some of the most beautiful I have seen. Thank you so much for sharing; have a wonderful day and take care.

    • Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your comment. “Uniquely Felt,” by Christine White has clear information about how to do nuno felting as well as abundant info about all different aspects of felting; but there’s no substitute for taking the time to experiment. You might start with silk chiffon (rather than a more tightly woven fabric) when you’re learning. Suzanne Morgan, whose business name is “Presence,” sells nuno felting kits that feature her hand-dyed silk fabric (you select habotai or chiffon) in scarf or shawl size, and the kits come with fiber and directions for nuno felting. This is an affordable and beautiful way to learn nuno felting. If you have any questions about specific techniques that you see in my work I’ll be happy to explain the process. Happy felting!


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