Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Morley last week was experiments with merino tops on the embellisher and then wet felting the results.  I was lost of inspiration, so just did some random circles, and challenged myself to make some pastel mixes and use them.  I’m not sure about the results, perhaps en masse they might be impressive.

Before and after wet felting

Felted flowers and blue circles 002 

Before wet felting – the pastels didn’t last long, as you can see.

Felted flowers and blue circles 004 

Then more experiments with nuno.  This time on undyed muslin, with undyed wool tops rather than merino.  Much harder work, so much so, that I brought this piece home wet, rolled it in a towel, sealed with rubber bands, and then washed it in the washing machine at 60 degrees C.  It certainly speeds up the felting, but the edges are hard to control.  Still, when an expert talks about cutting off the end bits, this could be a useable technique.

white on white nuno felting 001

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