Pre-Felt Samples and Nuno Scarf

While I had my pre-felt out doing the Suprematist pieces, I thought I’d try a few more samples using it. I’ve only used it a few times, but the suprematist pieces were so quick to felt, I thought it might be quite handy for making small pieces for greetings cards. The first one I tried was using some fibre and cotton gauze ‘paper’ I’d made a few years ago. The pieces were already cut out, I carefully peeled off the gauze and laid them on a piece of prefelt:

I can’t remember which fibre I used, but it looks shiny and metallic in real life, like copper, bronze and graphite, not dull brown, pink and grey! The piece is quite flat:

I used some dyed Silk Carrier Rods for the other two pieces, this first one has ‘whole’ layers peeled from the rods before dyeing:

There’s a bit more texture on this piece:

I used small bits of dyed silk rods on this piece, bits which fell off during peeling or after dyeing:

This had more texture too, probably because the pieces overlapped more:

I’ve been into making scarves lately, or more precisely endlessly carding wool and ironing scrim for making scarves, but I have finished a couple. This is a white one I made a few weeks ago:

I used rose fibre for embellishing:

I cut the scarf wider than my template, and scrunch gathered it to size before adding the wool, so it’d have some texture on the back:

And it only took about half an hour to do the photos this time!

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11 Responses to Pre-Felt Samples and Nuno Scarf

  1. Lise says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    I really like the metallic design and the scarf. Carrier rods can be fiddly, but give a nice texture.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Marilyn πŸ™‚
      Yeah, I’m glad I had no idea what I was doing when I first got carrier rods, all I knew, from Ruth and Ann I think, was to soak and peel the layers apart. I soaked far too many, had them spread all over the house, but haven’t had to do any since! Oh, I ironed them when they were dry, that really helps actually πŸ™‚

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      Good to know. I haven’t used mine in quite a while either.

  3. Lyn says:

    The scarf is beautiful and it looks very soft and warm – is it for yourself or a presi or for your table sale?
    The fiber paper felted in well and I can imagine how lovely it must look ‘in real life’.

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Lyn πŸ™‚
      I’ll take the scarf with me to the fair this weekend. I’m hoping to make at least one more before then as it’s meant to be really cold! In summer when everyone was hot and sweaty, I sold quite a few soaps, so I’m hoping the weather will work for me again πŸ™‚

  4. Janet Morton says:

    Really beautiful textures and finish.

  5. ruthlane says:

    Great felt for greeting cards and what a nice scarf. Back to the white on white, eh? Are you going to leave it white or dye it?

    • zedster66 says:

      Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      I’m going to leave it white, hopefully I’ll get enough time over the next few weeks to dye some scrim to make similar ones in different colours.

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