I finally plucked up the courage to Nuno felt the edges of some gorgeous fabric I bought from WonderWool this year.
Trust me. This took a lot of guts. I had to cut it down the length and was utterly terrified of spoiling the fabric!
Nuno felting is a process of wet felting animal fibres etc to lightweight fabric, thus creating a lighter felt than you normally would, plus adding texture with the combination of felt and fabric.
It works in the same way as standard wet felting; layering fine layers of wool in a criss-cross fashion while gently rubbing with hot soapy water. You just pop the fabric between the fibre. You can also add other textures, such as silk or bits of thread which will not felt, so long as they are “anchored” down by over lapping felt-able fibre.
It is great fun, almost like painting with fibres, but it is also very slow!
A full day later and I have my ocean wrap almost complete. I’d like to add some tiny seed beads here and there, but that can wait.
I took it out for its first adventure the other day while we went for a drive through the foot-hills of the Snowdonia Mountain range.
Whilst on our travels I think I may have found my dream home…
…and Emily and Toby found theirs
During a walk we met some new friends…
…perhaps they could smell themselves and got a little confused as to why it was coming from a pair of sticks. My latest project is the Hemlock throw found on Ravelry.
Have you Nuno felted before? If not, try it! It is very rewarding and something the kiddiewinkles love to get involved in too!
And just to say thank you for stopping by, have a flower to brighten your day!