Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nuno felting with Vickie Clontz

Today my friends DeLane, Michele and I took a class from Vickie Clontz of Annie's Keepsakes on Nuno felting. This is a process where wool fibers are embedded in a base fabric (usually silk or cotton) and then felted or "fulled" (Vickie says the latter is the correct term) so it scrunches and shrinks up. Here's how my scarf started out:

This is Michele's finished scarf:

This is DeLane's finished scarf:

And here I am in my scarf. I might add some small beads later.

This was really fun. Thanks, Vickie! And thanks to the nice ladies in Winston-Salem who invited us to join them today.