Monday, February 8, 2010

My Nuno Felting

On Saturday the Creative group at the Guild did Nuno felting.
There were 3 of us who demonstrated the technique but we each used a different way of doing it.
These are the pieces that I made.
The first one is made from pieces of a silk dress.
The patterned fabric was the dress and the plain pink was the lining.
I used the lining as the base and then added the wool tops in two layers and then added the printed fabric on the top.
I used bubble wrap for the felting process and felted it until I had achieved the desired effect.

Here is the reverse of the above piece.
What I intend doing is stitching around the patterns with perle thread in the same colours as the patterns-----and then using the back as the front.
The patterned piece will be base for my design element.

These two pieces are made out of a silk scarfe which was black with off white flowers.
The base fabric is black cotton Voile and the wool tops are black as well.
I intend stitching on these but I am unsure as to how I will do it yet.

I thought that I would make a landscape scene--the top piece is blue silk with white wool scattered to look like clouds.
Next are the hills/mountains and then the foreground.
I used wool tops for this and some throwsters waste as well.
I used white wool tops between the two layers of silk.

This is also a silk scarfe that had mauve flowers on it.
The scarfe was a bit torn in places but it felted really well.
I think this will be a needle case.

This one didn't have a silk layer on top only the wool.

All in all it was a fabulous day--I must admit that I didn't do these all on Saturday--I did some on Sunday at home as well.


Hilary Metcalf said...

Hi Doreen - I LOVE the first piece, and the little landscape is a great starting point for some further stitiching/embellishing. I am getting withdrawal from not being able to get to all my 'stuff' and create. I am keeping myself going with some scrumbling, as it is portable, doesn't take up much room, and doesn't require a long concentration span to do a bit here and there! I will update my blog later tonight when I get the photos of our latest trip to the coast downloaded. We got 3 and a half inches of rain in Narooma on Friday!
Cheers - Hilary

Robin Mac said...

I love them all Doreen and will look forward to seeing what more you do with them. Nuno felting always looks so interesting, but the only time I tried it, I could barely move for over a week afterwards - my joints did NOT like the activity. Cheers, Robin

Dot said...

These are all gorgeous Doreen! You have done a wonderful job. Wish you lived closer so we could felt together.
Lots of love
Dot xx

Aussie Jo said...

What a feast of felting, they are amazing. Great idea to use the pattern to mark the stitching

Genie said...

Beautiful work Doreen.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Lovely Nuno pieces. I like that you used the pattern from the silk...but I agree with Hilary...the landscape is the perfect background for all your fancy stitches.

Sandy said...

They are nice pieces with lots of possibilities. Wish I'd been there.

Heather said...

I love all your Nuno felt pieces Doreen - you must be so pleased with them. If you want to get in touch my email address is:

dosfishes said...

Love your felting adventure, I have yet to try but it is on my list of things to do. Colors are fun and can't wait to see what you do with the hand embroidery.

Glad you got some rain and your bundles are eroding.

Your granddaughter is adorable and I am glad she still lets you see her off on that first day of school. Ours are 13, 15 and it is getting harder to be part of the day to day.

maggi said...

They all look so impressive. I find that nuno felting is really therapeutic.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Gosh, I wish I could come and spend some time playing in your studio with you! This looks like another fun project.

Gina said...

These are beautiful and your process is so intriguing.

Angelcat said...

Your felt samples are gorgeous

Angelcat said...

Your felt samples are gorgeous

Jenxo said...

These are all lovely peices Doreen, felting is so much fun, i wish i did more of it.
Doesnt bubble wrap make life so much easier??


Hello Doreen

So, you got rain, finally? Poor little bundles. Mine are looking in a similar shape to yours ... very pink and brown. I can't remember everything I put inside mine ...

Your felt is lovely. I love to nuno felt. I love the ripples and textures and bits peeping through

Hope you have a good weekend

Carolyn ♥

ps. Just letting everyone know I'm having a giveaway on my blog ... ends on Valentine's Day!

Janet said...

More beautiful creations from you! I especially like the first piece and the one that's a landscape design. They're all really pretty.

Jacquelines blog said...

Gorgeous Doreen!

Val said...

These are amazing - are they all 'wet' felting? I love the first one in particular with the pattern, and the landscape is just beautiful.