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Backyard Dye Studio

This past summer was just glorious dyeing weather!! I spent days on end out there dancing with the silk. Over 120 yards painted. With a sunny day and a nice breeze blowing, the silks can dry very quickly which make for some interesting textures where wet and dry patches meet. It requires lots of patience working with the wind. If I can catch a gust just right, it flies like a kite up to the heavens! Pure joy!!!

dyeing day

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in the breeze

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Posted 1 year, 5 months ago at 6:35 pm.

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Nuno felt workshops with Nancy Dorian

I have a couple of classes coming up in December …
One at Bead + Fiber in the south end of Boston

AND two others at New England Felting Supply in Easthampton, MA

I also do private instruction in my home studio …



Posted 3 years, 7 months ago at 8:48 pm.

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Nemo instead of Nuno felting!

My class at New England Felting Supply was postponed due to Nor’easter Nemo, but not to worry … the snow date is February 23rd, 2013. The original class filled quickly, so a second class has been added on March 9th, 2013.

You can sign up HERE.

Posted 5 years, 3 months ago at 11:23 pm.

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A farewell to my baby girl Leeloo

I’ve had a rough year with my pet family. I spent the better part of spring and summer doing doggie hospice for my 16 year old dog, Bowser. Then, just shy of two months after losing him, on September 19th I lost my kitty girl to a fisher cat, not something I would wish on anyone. Leeloo was such a cutie … ever curious and so helpful with my fiber work, lol. I miss them both terribly and it has taken a toll on my work and energy level, but I believe we all learned what we were meant to from one another.

They’re still with me everyday …



Posted 5 years, 6 months ago at 3:11 am.


Best Dog Ever: My Bowser

~ June 4, 1996 – July 23, 2012 ~

Bowser was the best dog I ever had. No one could ask for a truer friend. Always the responsible one, he had the wisdom of an old soul.

It didn’t matter to him where we moved, he always appointed himself the Mayor of the neighborhood!

~ Enjoy being free of your body my sweet boy … I will always carry you in my heart.



Posted 5 years, 6 months ago at 6:36 pm.

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My on-line Nuno Felting Classes were featured in The Storybeader’s Journal!

Want to learn a really cool felting technique, but don’t have time to go to a workshop?

Try one of my on-line classes:


Thank you Storybeader for featuring me in your Saturday Link List!

Posted 6 years, 1 month ago at 6:25 pm.

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Hand-painted Silk scarves with Nancy Dorian at Bead + Fiber in Boston!

Just a reminder …

The Laugh-in Scarf
The Laugh-in Scarf

Silk painting workshop at Bead + Fiber 460 Harrison Avenue Boston MA on Saturday, April 14, 2012
You can register
HERE or by calling (617) 426-2323

Posted 6 years, 1 month ago at 1:32 pm.

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I’m teaching at the NYS Sheep and wool festival, Rhinebeck,NY! October 13-15, 2011

WOW … I’ve had another really great year and now I’m gearing up to teach at Rhinebeck! You can sign up for Nuno Felted Scarves, Cobweb Felted Scarves and Felted Journal Covers HERE. Or just stop by and say hello!

Posted 6 years, 7 months ago at 4:18 pm.

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Fletcher Farm workshop

Hi Everyone!

I have a very special weekend workshop coming up at Fletcher Farm and would love for you to join me.

We’ll be hand-painting silk yardage and then creating wonderful artwear using Nuno felting techniques.

You can find out more about the class and sign up HERE.

If you aren’t the artsy type, please pass this on to someone who may enjoy the class.

~ Nancy

Posted 7 years, 3 months ago at 12:06 am.

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New England Felting Supply is now offering Nancy Dorian Silks in their felting kits!

These are great kits to have on hand … everything you need to felt your own nuno scarf. The kits include directions, bubble wrap, wool roving and one of my hand-painted Dorian silk scarves. Beginner and experienced felters will love the grab-and-go packs. Stop by and see them at New England Felting Supply … they make great holiday gifts for the felter in your life!

Posted 7 years, 5 months ago at 4:32 pm.


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