Wednesday, May 14, 2008
This was the third attempt trying to create what I call "faux" nuno -machine needle felted then felted in the washing machine and fulled by hand! A few french knots were added as I love tiny detail (if I'd had the time, I would have added a lot more -- beads too!). If you look closely, you can see tiny roses and leaves that were stitched. It started out being a wrap and turned into a collar! That's the beauty of felting this way - the fibers migrate and sometimes results can be unpredictable but worthwhile just the same! As long as you are learning, the time spent isn't wasted and the results are quite pretty, I think. It is hand-dyed silk gauze with wool and silk and it won a third prize at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!