More Nuno

More Nuno

You might remember I had some unusual pieces of fabric in the nuno samples I showed a couple of weeks ago. In the small piece, I had a strip from a scarf which pretty much looks like  lengths of fine shiny threads held together loosely. This is what the scarf it came from looks like:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn the bigger nuno sample, I tried a piece of a loosely woven and ruffled scarf, this is what that scarf looks like:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother unusual scarf I sampled was also loosely woven, it had different sections:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe part I used on the previous nuno piece had lots of loose fibres trapped between the layers which I didn’t know until I cut it:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey looked like soy top, but fell out so didn’t get felted with the sample. I don’t think I showed a close up of that piece, here it is:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the full piece of the recent nuno sample I made:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a closer look at the left end. The top and third piece are both sections of the pink scarf, cut from the different ends:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a close up of the other pink piece:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the middle section. The bottom piece is a strip of Sari silk, which I think Galina sent me. I’ve had mixed results with sari silk scraps I’ve had before so thought I’d try it out:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was difficult getting a photo of the right end of the sample, the colours were so bright. I had to ignore the beige crepey strip at the bottom, it didn’t attach very well anyway:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI managed to squeeze a couple of other strips on at the end, another piece of sari silk and, I think a sample of a piece sent by Lyn (sorry if I’ve got them wrong!) I also put a little piece of a scarf I’ve tried before at the bottom:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHave you tried nuno felting with any unusual bits of fabric?

12 thoughts on “More Nuno

  1. Great sample piece Zed. I certainly haven’t tried that many samples. Mainly just different silks, cheesecloth and a few unknowns. Your scarf bits are all really quite different. Neat to see how they work out.

    1. Thanks, Ruth 🙂
      I just can’t resist the remnants when I go to Abakhan or the charity shop scarves when they’re 99p!

  2. Some great bits of nuno felting Zed (can I see them patchworked together to make something pretty?)
    I have no idea exactly what most of my fabric bits are (charity shop finds!) so it’s sometimes a surprise – fabrics that look as though they will felt in lovely then don’t, and vice versa.

    1. Thanks, Lyn 🙂
      I’ve been surprised by a lot of the polyester ones I’ve bought lately, and how much they’ve looked and felted like viscose.

    1. Thanks, Leonor 🙂
      yeah, I’ve been lucky finding a lot of unusual things lately.

  3. Your nuno-felted samples are a feast for the eyes. I imagine you in a long skirt made from felt with the all colorful pieces in a patchwork effect. The most unusual nuno-felt I have done were the woven samples on wool felt.

    1. Thanks, Cathy 🙂
      That’s probably the first time anyone’s imagined me in a skirt without rolling on the floor laughing! Maybe an unusual hat. I’d love to felt my own weaving one day.

    1. Oh, can you imagine what that would look like?! Suit, overcoat and top hat 🙂

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