Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Adventures in Nuno Felting
Well remember at the top of my blog where I would show my mistakes? Well this last scarf was a big mess. I was using the super fine Merino that Jill Gully sells at Outback Fibers (great source of info, demos and material). My silk was a silk painted scarf that I cut into window panes. I laid out the scarf so that there were 4 panes of silk and the rest was covered in wool. I put light layers of wool around the edges of the silk so it would felt into the wool.
I am not totally sure where I went wrong but after I finished rolling it, I rinsed and slammed it in cold water to shock those fiber scales together. Immediately panes of silk came out of several areas of the scarf. As I opened it and put the slightest pressure on the scarf, all the silk panes came out. Only 1 area of one pane seemed felted.
Now what did I do wrong? Probably several things but everything can be salvaged and used in other pieces so no real harm done