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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Felt Day IS Labor Day!

I wrote the other day about laboring on Labor Day, forgetting how laborious a day of nuno felting is. I spent today (mostly ALL of today) creating 4 rather small pieces of nuno felt. Well, two of the pieces are actually scarves and the other two are smaller pieces to make in to brooches. It is not such a fun process, because it is so time-consuming and quite literally very HARD work, but it is indeed an interesting one. And I learned a few things through the process today:

  • I need a bigger variety of wool roving in many more colors!
  • I like the effect of felting both sides of the silk chiffon better than just one side.
  • But both sides have to use a light touch when applying the wool
  • Cover ALL edges with wool - lightly, so the cut edge is "finished"
So here are the results of my day of laboring with silk and wool, soap and water, plastic sheeting, solar pool covering, and a pool noodle - and a HUGE amount of elbow grease!


Carol Dean said...

I really love the scarf with the black edging. Dramatic and elegant!

ourgreatgreenglobe said...

Wow! these scarves are beautiful- you can see the love and work that has gone into them!

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