Felting With Nylon and Soy Fibres

I made a few more fibre samples this week. I thought I’d use the same template for all of them to do comparisons. In the end, I only did a ‘normal’ sample and a ‘fulled hard’ sample of Trilobal Nylon for a direct comparison. Though thinking about it, for a ‘proper’ comparison, I should really have used the same colours! Each sample has two layers of the fibre, and 4 thin layers of 23 mic Merino. This is the Trilobal Nylon sample which I felted and fulled in the way I usually do:

Here’s a close up of the ripples/texture:

This is the Trilobal nylon sample I made and fulled hard:

The texture was interesting, especially where I used different colours for each fibre layer:

This next one is Soy top which I dyed, the tops all look nice, shiny, metallic shades, but for some reason, they now look a bit like wet tissue. Maybe two layers dulls the sheen?

The silver end looked quite nice:

My favourite piece was the Nylon Staple sample. It had a really nice, thick texture:

You can see it a bit more on an angle:

At first I was a bit disappointed with all the migration, because it covered some areas:

But, then I noticed there was something quite regular, almost geometric about the migration:

It can always be disguised by using a matching colour, or made a feature of by using a complementary colour. Here is a photo of all the pieces next to each other:

And, for reference, the bigger Trilobal Nylon sample on the template I used:

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12 Responses to Felting With Nylon and Soy Fibres

  1. Lyn says:

    The nylon staple is a winner! It looks like a constellation. Love it.

  2. herbalsheila says:

    I love how the colors blend into each other!

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚
      The blue green on the top left sample was dyed like that, so looked really good next to the green.

  3. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    A nice variety of samples and experiments. I like the first and last ones.

  4. ruthlane says:

    Great samples Zed! Love them all.

  5. Great samples. Funny how some seem to separate and some stay in place.

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