Thursday, 6 December 2012

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wool&Silk

In this scarf I've tried Wool&Silk mix and liked it a lot!



I add some pieces of a silk scarf to get nuno effect. I am not sure it was silk scarf but to felt it in was easy anyway... And contrast of felty and silky parts is nice.

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Monday, 26 November 2012

Ruffle Scarf in Grey

Ruffle scarf again! I become addicted apparently...



I've never expected, that to make a good picture of a felted piece would be so difficult, mine are just rubbish!

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Ruffle Scarf "Autumn"



I keep making ruffle scarves. This one is rather long one and with different combination of colours on both sides. The colours are mixture of autumn colours - green, copper, orange and so on..

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Materials: Merino wool 21&18.5 mic, wool/silk mixture, mulberry silk, viscose fibers. By the way for this project I dyed white viscose fibers with strong tea solution to get soft brown (wheat?) colour!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Playing with Nuno

I have very mixed feeling about nuno-felting... I like it and I want to try it but all my tries come to "interesting" results. Yesterday I tried it again, so there is a nuno-scarf. Side parts are two halves of a scarf (silky touch, but I think it's very fine cotton) and merino in the centre.



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This is how it looks on the other side:

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It's rather soft, drapey and warm, but desing is not my strong side, definetely!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Ruffle Scarf

I made it! My first ruffle scarf, here it is!



I am quite happy with a final result, I got a lot of positive thinking and learned some lessons. So what is good and what is not?

Positives:

- I've finished it myself without any supervision (with virtual help and advice so!) and I like it, which is the main thing;

- I more or less happy with the texture and colour blend;

- I've got a nearly perfect edge!

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Something to look forward to:

- the texture is far from perfect still;

- the ruffles should be bigger;

- a lot more I don't know about yet!

Still it's lovely and I need to make a matching brooch, something like this:

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

My new mittens

I'd better call it "My first mittens"!... They are my first and I like them! I will definetely make more!

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The wool is 18.5 mic merino top, the fibers - black viscose and mohair yarn.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Rose



I call this method "A ribbon". The simple way of making these flowers is to felt a very fine and delicate strip (or ribbon), then fold it and form a rose, very much the same way as fabric flowers.

This is with what we start with - three very thin layers of fine wool (pink first and cream on the top):

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These are the next stages of felting:

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When it's dry and ironed I fold it and get the flower, like this:

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Or these:

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Multilayer Flower

The next one is what I called "Multilayers". To make something like this:



I use a few layers of resists with a hole in the centre so that all layers are felted together eventually. Starting to lay the first layer of wool:

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Then cover it with the resist and keep going until you are happy with the number of layers (or just tired!).

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All layers are felted as a one piece and become connected in the centre. Remove resists, form the petals if you wish and now you've got such a flower!

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These are made the same way:

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

5 ways of making felted flowers

I am sure that there are more then 5 ways of making flowers, but this is my classification (kind of!). This is NOT a tutorial! Today I will write about the simplest one, I call it "Circle".



Usually this is a first try to many new felters and very straightforward. The wool is placed in circle evenly (as you can manage!):

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After usual routine (soapy water and rubbing) you get something like this:

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Use a scissors to form the petals and start fulling:

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And eventually you will get finished flower. I tried to make a courgette flower using a new (for me) wool. I am quite happy with the result, especially with the stem attached!

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