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


Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Well, as I am not into fibers, I can't tell you what went wrong, but I can tell you I love the colors, and love that you are creating . . . does that help??? Becky

ps - maybe you did a fogiffi . . . and don't ask me what that is, but it's my word verification word, and it sounds like something that went slightly wrong! :o) B.

FiberArtisttoo said...

Becky, you always make me smile, thank you!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

You are very welcome, Libby! I'm going to have my booth up at the GA. Mtn. Candle store in Dawsonville this Saturday. I don't have anything new since Purple Palooza, but if you are in the area, come up and see me!

FiberArtisttoo said...

I might Becky. Cynthia and I went up there last Sat. after the meeting and they were closed. Such a beautiful day, lots of people out driving, can't believe they were closed. Don't pick up a purple watch for me if they try to give it to you. I will explain later.

krex said...

Sorry it didn't work out as the colors do look beautiful and the stain glass look would be very cool . Perhaps the painted silk had to tight of weave ? I gave up nuno felting anything that is tighter then chiffon or gauze as it never feels "secure" enough to me with tighter woven silks .