Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Nuno Felt Scarf Samples

We're making scarves at the well-being centre. To practise, we're using strips of scrim and some fine 18.5 mic Merino. I made some scarf samples with the scrim and wool. These are the ones I made:

The top one has a fine, narrow strip of wool all the way around; some random narrow strips and a few 'blobs' of blue:

The second one down has a simple grid pattern made from fine, narrow strips:

The middle piece has two fine layers (1 horizontal, 1 vertical) of wool tops:

The fourth one down had resist strips placed along the scrim, then two fine layers of wool, and embellished with some very shiny cellulose fibre I got in a bag of Botany lap waste-it's different to any others I've got, so from what World of Wool sold at the time, and the fact it is most like viscose, I'm guessing it is Tencel:

The bottom piece has a fine, narrow strip of wool all around and through the centre, and has wool in the same position on the back of the piece. It's the only one which does. I also fulled the middle more than the outside, so the edges waved:

The last orange one at the side has flowers in the middle made from the same 18.5 mic Merino, and leaves at each corner, it also has leaves on the back at each corner:

And for something a bit different, I made a demo scarf using dyed, irregular pieces of scrim as a base This is the scrim side:

And the wool side, also using 18.5 mic Merino, and embellished with viscose:

If you're interested in learning more about Nuno Felting and why how, and where you position your wool affects the outcome, so you can get the results you want, have a look at the info page for my e-book, Beyond Nuno: