Saturday, 24 November 2007

Nuno Felt Vest

My Sister and I made this Nuno Felt Long Vest. We used Tussah Silk, 22 micron Merino fleece and Silk Georgette. It's been made all in one piece and slip stitched together under the arms. The creamy coloured Tussah silk has been used in a thin criss cross pattern all over the vest.
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Sunday, 11 November 2007

Nuno Felt Shawl

Nuno Felt
is made by applying a fine layer of fibres over a sheer natural fibre woven cloth. Here I've used 22 micron Merino Fleece and cotton voile.
The wool fibres penetrate the cloth and felt, causing the fabric crinkle.
This method creates a light weight and drapable fabric.

Thursday, 19 April 2007

My Favourite Bag

As a general rule, I'm not a bag lady,
but I love this one!
I wet felted it from natural corriedale and merino fleece and it has leather handles. It's been made in two halves, has been stitched together by hand and lined with cotton. I love it. It's always full of something and goes with me just about everywhere!
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Tuesday, 10 April 2007

It's Easter!

I made these little chickens in eggs for gifts this year with a small chocolate egg hidden inside with the chicken. Looked sweet tied up with a bow.
Both the chicken and the egg have been wet felted. The egg has been built up using an egg shaped resist which was later removed...............Had lots of fun...!

Friday, 9 March 2007

Come over to my house.......

Come over to my place
Come over and play
We will felt for a while
and have a wonderful day!
My Mum gave me legs........
Now I can sit back and relax while I work!

Sunday, 25 February 2007

I have wings !

This Faerie has been needlefelted over a wire frame. Her core is made of natural Corriedale fleece and her 'skin' is formed with Romney. Her hair is Merino and her dress is made of silk. Her wings are made from home made silk paper. I believe they could be BIGGER so I'm about to make her some more.....

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

what am i doing???????

Today I've begun to play with this blog
and I really have no idea what I'm doing,
so don't laugh.
Just watch everything move around the pages
..........until I figure it out.........

What is felting?

"FELT" The Essential Macquarie Dictionary meaning:

"A non woven fabric of wool, fur or hair matted together by pressure"

Fibres can be manipulated with the use of soap, water, friction and heat variations ..........or the use of barbed needles to create many interesting, practical and wearable things.

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