Start of the Layout for a Lavender Green Nuno Felted Scarf

When I teach feltmaking, I encourage students to take time, to really slow down, in selecting which fibers they’ll use.  Sometimes if you just take the time to assemble colors that look right, the design seems to create itself.  That’s how I’m feeling about this nuno felted scarf.  Suzanne Morgan’s hand-dyed silk fabric is the inspiration for the colors I’ve chosen, and in working on the scarf I’m using the very organic range of colors on the silk fabric as a guide for how I place different colors and fibers.  When the silk fabric is this lovely and the range of colors I’m working with seem to balance my state of mind, the many hours it takes to complete a nuno scarf are among those “magic hours” in the studio.  You cannot rush art; and among the arts, fiber art is among the naturally “slow art” forms.  More when this scarf is done.

Published in: on April 10, 2011 at 4:34 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Lovely colors; Suzanne’s silks are inspiring; your scarf is lovely, too.

    • Ginny — thank you so much for your encouraging words.
      I enjoyed visiting your etsy site — your “Artful” scarf is gorgeous. And I love seeing/sharing images of “Layouts” for nuno pieces.
      Your work is full of beautiful, exuberant colors in interesting combinations.
      Happy Felting!
      — Ann

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