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Friday, October 31, 2008

Funky Feel and Felt!

Nuno Felt Brooch Combo
Nuno Felt Brooch Combo
originally uploaded by scarfitup.

Mmmmmmmmm! I LOVE fiber! I guess that's why I'm a fiber artist and not some other kind!

Nuno felt is a wonderful thing! It's soft, pliable, delicate-looking but not delicate, and it allows the artist to create diverse pieces of wearable art.
This piece was made from two separate small pieces of nuno samples, folded and wired together, pin attached, and VOILA! it's a brooch!

But not so simple, really! The process is awesome and awe-inspiring, requiring a full day of felting and fulling in a process that is far too long to explain right now. If interested, there is much to learn and lots of examples to see. Go to Etsy and do a search for "nuno felt." You'll be awed too!

Smokey Cachecol

And do you love the FEEL of fiber? Do you love funky? OK! so here is Smokey Cachecol, the latest from my collection of scarflettes or cachecols - for that lightweight warmth for your neck. This one pulls together all sorts of greys (grays) with black, cream, and silver accents. It's finished with funky knots and a large swirly vintage button (thanks, Karen!)

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