Nuno Felting

I have recently had the pleasure of being able to take a nuno felting class with Fiona Duthie of Saltspring Island Vancouver . It was a tremendous learning experience and great fun. Fiona is a delightful woman who is always smiling,  happy to help and guide you through the process. She has a lovely looking studio on Saltspring Island where she dyes her own wool and more check out her blog here: http://fionaduthie.blogspot.ca/

So with my new found knowledge I thought it was time I gave it a go. I had previously plant dyed and bundled a couple of wool scarves. One of which the colours were very strong, I had used small pieces of saffron and a little goes a LONG way.  I decided to nuno felt both scarves together to make one long scarf/wrap. I used natural merino wool, 19 microns ( I think) very soft. I laid out the scarves and wool using all the skills that I could remember from the class….but guess what I laid out the scarves (which I cut by the way) with the hem facing out instead of in ….oh well next time…Laying out the woolThe Other Side

I like the result but I think a little stitching would help bring it all together. I like the fact that the wool migrated through the scarf and muted some of the brightness. I will be making more I am sure….after all I need the practice.

Nuno Felting

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day.

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About woolbrain

I love the area where we live. We have the ocean and the rainforest. I enjoy creating with yarns, fabrics, buttons and beads. I also like to keep learning new skills and share with others.

Posted on 02/04/2013, in felting, wool and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nuno felting is fun – you’ve achieved a wonderful texture with your scarf! I hope you go on to experiment further.

    I checked out the website and Fiona is impressive with her speed – makes me feel like a snail.

  2. Hi Lyn, lovely work on the tuturial. The instructions and pictures are always beautifully laid out. Fiona is an amazing felting artist….if you ever get out this way she is a must visit on your list ! Also somewhat closer (relatively speaking !) Nicola Brown is also a brilliant instructor and great felter as well. I took a workshop with her just recently and had amazing results. Some of my experiments since then are on my flickr page.
    Happy Felting to you and Annie.

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