Sunday, October 31, 2010
This is the first needle felt I've done in several weeks as I have been exploring wool dying and wet felting . I did him in honor of Halloween . I hope you all had a happy one !
I was a bit surprised to find that it actually took longer to get these to felt then the scarves . There were two that actually need to be needle felted to continue firming them up . The other problem I had was that I waited to long to fold over the edges.....at first I was going to leave thinner jagged edges but decided after a few rollings I didn't like the look and tried to fold up the edges to be more symmetrical rectangles . A few of the pieces had already felted to much (created a skin) so the edges would not totally bind and will also need to be needle felted . I plan on adding some beading and small bits of "exotic fabric" that I bought on Etsy as accents and probably some re-purposed suede on a few of these .
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Lots of pictures of some new nuno felting but I'm to tired to blog much . I think the most exciting part for me is that I used my first resist to create the double ruffle on one of the scarves . I'm going to try to remember to bring my camera tonight so I can do a tutorial on how I made it . It's not difficult but I have never seen it done before and really like the effect .
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Below are some more items I recently bought from Dettas Spindle . There is some beautiful mohair and Merino roving blend as well as a couple silk bells . I also dyed a bit of silk gauze for nuno felting that I bought from Dharma .
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Some of the fibers were dyed in a rice cooker (immersion) and others were wrapped in plastic and paper and steamed in a large vintage roast pan . As far as I can tell, they both worked equally well though the rice cooker was easier .
You can see the basic process in my other post about dying and the only difference is that I used the new dyes from Dharma and I really do like them...they go along way . I dyed about 6 pds this week so have a lot of fiber to play with in the coming weeks .