Pictures of the nuno felt wrap/banner and NO WATER again

Yesterday morning was extremely wet and windy, this morning was lovely and bright with wisps of mist on the mountains, neither were great for trying to take any sort of photo with a small digital camera.  However, I know from your comments that at least several of you are looking forward to some shots of the nuno felted wrap (which might actually become a banner) so here goes and please bear with me and the quality of the images! 

Nuno felt wrap/banner against the sky

Firstly I had difficulty finding a suitable branch to hang the felt from especially since the sun and shade was so strong and I was trying to get as clear a shot as possible.  Eventually I decided to just do my best and not worry unduly that the felt is kind of draped and the design is probably not the easiest to see, I’m sure you all get the picture!  Note to myself, scrap the leaves at the edges if repeating this experiment as I am not sure that they really add anything to the finished nuno felt at all.

Detail from nuno felt wrap/banner

I love the open texture of the gauze after all my felting and rolling and you can see in this image a ‘leaf’ on the left hand side which was laid out on this side while the main piece of needle felt from which I cut the design out is actually felted through the gauze from the other side.  This gives a nice bubbly effect to the surface and in fact if I was going to make another piece like this I would only lay my design on one side of the gauze and I wouldn’t add any of the loose ‘leaves’ to the sides either but possibly try some other kind of edging.  At the time I thought that they were a good idea (obviously!) but on reflection they are only a distraction if you want to wear the wrap and don’t do a huge amount if you hang the nuno like a light felt banner.  I do have a couple more pictures on Flickr but if the light is better over the next couple of days I may try and photograph the wrap again this time in it’s entirity.

No water again!  I don’t know what is wrong this time because all seemed to be running smoothly when the plumber left on Wednesday.  However, after one long bath, two machine washes and loads of washing up all in the space of a couple of hours this morning no water came out of either tap and I did want to have everywhere nice and clean for tomorrow morning’s nuno felt workshop.  At this stage I am not going to fuss about it as luckily I do have my heat but I will just have to walk down the lane later today and collect some water to heat up for out felting experiments tomorrow.  Unfortunately I gave my mother her large double handled bucket back yesterday morning so small washing up bowls and lots of trips are all that I can see once more on the horizon! 

Speaking of water have you ever shrunk your favourite jumper in the washing machine by mistake?  If so check out Clasheen Uncut where I go through the 20 minute process (I kid you not) of upcycling an old jumper and turning it into an eco chic and practical shopping bag!

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4 thoughts on “Pictures of the nuno felt wrap/banner and NO WATER again

  1. Nicola

    This looks lovely and it is in my favourite green colour, the needle felting wool looks lovely and soft and I’m sure it would make a fun banner. Love the funky little pops of colour. Really nice.

  2. Cotton gauze is so much harder to nuno felt! I’ve seen shaped felt “off the edge” designs on nuno felt, but they were added 50% after the felting process begins, or cut & trimmed into shape several times during the felting process.
    I do all my trimming just before the final rolling and throwing, and sometimes make some very dramatic changes in shapes at that stage. The finished edges turn out fine.

  3. Good morning Nicola,

    I’ve never tried cotton gauze for nuno-felting, but I love the results. Great texture!

    Sorry to hear that you’re without water again…Must be so frustrating. Thank goodness for your neighbor! Hope the situation resolves itself shortly. You’ve really been put to the test this winter.

    Hugs,
    Dawn

  4. Nicola………The scarf is beautiful. I love the contrast of the gauze and wool……………real funky with the splashes of color. Hopefully your water problems are at the end. You still find a way to felt!!! Love your messages………..Cannot wait for more pictures

    Stay warm and dry!

    Carole

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