A light lesson in Nuno Felting: You find an open woven piece
of fabric and feltable and a nonfeltable materials.
The feltable materials will have to cover the 'non'. You lay
out you design, on the bubble wrap on a plastic table~
you roll it all up, with a hot tub bubble wrap and a long thick PVC pipe...you all have this, right?
I use the hottest tap water and a drop of Joy(dish soap that is) and yes you should have joy in your heart too :)
You drench the dry fibers, carefully, and start the rocking process, like how you rock a rolling pin with the palm of your hand, over and over for a really long time.
Unroll and take a peek, and re-wet. Over and over.
The heat, friction, and soap help coax those fibers to mesh together.
You roll and unroll every 15 minutes of so and re-wet and watch it bind together and get a little smaller~
yep it's in there...(wear sandals and shorts, it's messy)
You can't see, but some of the hairs of the fibers are pocking out the back, after about an hour or more from rocking, you fold it up, like I did here and throw it down folded (as hard as you can) for 100 throws or more, and the fibers really pock out through the fabric. Water and soap go a fly'in, and you get everybody's attention.
Rinse and lay it out to dry...
Ta-Da, wearable hand woven art that's been happening for centuries~ and with joy!
Happy summer~ Kelli
You can check out my Etsy, but no 'knits' yet!