Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Checkerboard Nuno





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.

Who knew?

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!")

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1 comment:

Maggie's Farm said...

What a lovely holiday gift you gave me...a new online fiber friend! Thanks for the terrific directions for nuno felting, something I've wanted to dive into but haven't done it outside of a class. Have a lovely day and please keep posting.