Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Nuno Felting - A Before and After Sneak Peak at the Technique from Raw Wool and Silk to Finished Scarves
I rarely snap photos while I'm working on a felted piece, but I took a minute to snap a photo of some of my latest nuno felted scarves while I was in the process of creating them. I thought that my blog readers might be interested to see the before and after photos. The first photo is of the layers of wool and silk chiffon prior to being wet felted. You can see the loose wool fibers laying on top of the silk chiffon with some of the fabric showing through in places. There is also another layer of wool on the bottom of the silk chiffon which you can't see. The silk is sandwiched between the two layers of wool roving. The second photo is obviously the finished results after wet felting and drying. You can see that the colors changed a bit during the feltmaking process because of the merging of the colored wool into a different colored silk base and because of some bleeding and mixing of the dyes. (Also, the lighting isn't the best in my before photo which affected the colors too!)
These scarves are actually shorty style scarflettes. You'll also notice that they don't have the ruffle edging of some of my previous nuno felted scarves. I will be listing the new style scarflettes for sale in my Etsy shop this week. You can see more photos of these and my other nuno felted scarves on my flickr photo gallery. And, stay tuned to my blog because I'll be announcing a super special contest giveaway for one of my nuno felted scarves that will be hosted by the Felting Blog at CraftGossip. You'll have a chance to win a fabulously free scarflette!