Nuno Felt #2

Recently, while flipping through the pages of my many books on the subject of felting, I read instead of using silk for nuno felting, try cheesecloth.  With a desire to experiment, I hiked to my local Sur La Table for a package of cheesecloth.  The cheesecloth was hidden amongst the pots and pans and cost under five dollars.  I decided to practice on a swatch instead of a whole project.  Much to my surprise, a beautiful piece of fabric was created.  A  translucent and transparent surface was created due to the open weave structure of the cheesecloth and the behavior of the wool.  The ability to allow light through the felting presented a beautiful sight.

The delicate quality achieved by the co-mingling of cheesecloth and wool roving reminds me of a cloudy day.  I will definitely continue with this technique and felt a scarf.  Perhaps I’ll try dyeing the cheesecloth when using a dyed wool roving.

Author: knitorious

Creating surface design on fabric through the use of mobile photography.

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