Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I'm figuring out how to best use my new sander.
So I decided to make another nuno scarf...
...this time with some variegated aqua roving, plus pencil roving.
I put some fiber down first, then the silk, and then layered on my wool. I applied checkerboard lines next, and extended them out to also function as fringe, then added some pencil roving circles (which ended up looking more solid than I wanted).
I finished it by 'sanding', rolling, throwing, and felting as usual.
This time, the wool really 'stuck' and the scarf looks very uniform.
Here's a tip:
In my newest felting book, "How We Felt", by Carol Huber Cypher, she tells us that with nuno, even the orientation of the 'throw-down' is important.
Here's the quote, "(It) must hit the surface straight on; if the contents are splayed outward, the wool is pulled out of the fabric." (Italics mine)
(Mutteringly to self..."Must keep this in mind!")