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.

About 1marylou

I enjoy the process of pushing the world of fiber to its limits with the use of knitting needles and various methods of experimentation. Along the way, the lens of my camera captures what I see.
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