Nuno Felting Party

This is a guest post by Deb Stika who is a member of my local art group. 

I’m a member of Ruth’s art group and am back reporting on Nuno felting. The above photos are of the finished product. I really wanted to like Nuno felting but I can’t honestly say I did—even though my art group buddies repeated the tutorial session for me because I missed the last one—thank you everyone!!! Nuno felting is a lot of work. Some of the work very tedious and messy…

Getting to work with lovely wool fibers was nice…

 

Pulling the fibers apart was fun…


And laying them down was satisfying…


Smooshing around with soapy water… endlessly…

And rubbing…rubbing…rubbing…then rolling…rolling…rolling…


And rubbing some more…


And then you toss the darn thing…HARD!!!

Ruth said if I was not happy with doing Nuno felting that I should not try felting. I
don’t think there is any risk of that happening!!! Thanks again to my group…I
enjoyed being with you as always!

Do you have experiences with nuno felting that made you feel like this? We’d love to hear about them.

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6 Responses to Nuno Felting Party

  1. annielynrosie says:

    Credit to you for trying something new Deb! Annie and I have tried so many different crafts at workshops and we have felt the same way about some of them as you did about nuno felting. But you don’t know until you try.
    As it is said “If we all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough to go around”.

  2. You never know until you try and then sometimes it creeps up on you to try more or not, Thanks for sharing your journey.

  3. Arlene says:

    I love wet felting but haven’t tried the Nino felting, yet. I heard that rolling the piece up in a towel a throwing it in the tumble dryer on a cool setting a few times saves on the rolling! At least you tried!

  4. You had a good try. I wonder if you would have been happier if you had just done one piece that ended with a finished project. I found nuno very frustrating to do at the beginning but found what worked for me and now I love it. I agree with Lyn and Annie if wee all liked the same thing, it would be boring.

  5. ruthlane says:

    Thanks for your post Deb, felting definitely takes a lot of effort. Perhaps if you have used a different wool, it might have worked out better for you.

  6. Antje says:

    Good for you Deb giving it a try. There are some workshops I have attended that have left me frustrated or totally uninspired but we can sometimes learn from them – such as a technique or tool being useful in another craft.
    I haven’t done much nuno felting but find it dependant on the fabric used in addition to the type of wool fibre. I’ve had both disastrous and brilliant results….and yes I use every means possible to make felting easier….we all drive cars rather than a horse & cart to get from A to B, so sanders, washing machines, tumble dryers are all used when appropriate.

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