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people just can’t get enough of this felting stuff!!

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COOL HUH?!

These workshops are soooo FUN!  And it seems that people just can’t get enough of them. Every time we offer a nuno ribbon felt scarf workshop at New England Felting Supply it fills right up and we end up with a waiting list. So what do we do? We schedule another class of course!

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it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 and voila the finished product!

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Well, there is a lot of rolling, massaging and adjusting in between there. About 4 hours worth. These scarves do take a lot of elbow grease and determination to bring to completion. An average scarf can take anywhere between 6-8 hours. Quite labor intensive, but it’s a labor of love and look at what you get!

Posted 8 years ago.

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Scarves shipped to Nantucket last week – Nuno felted and string scarves

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Shipped off an order of scarves to the Island ….. these are nuno felted with some using different fibers on the felt to give a woven look. Beading on the ends. Love all the color! They are at Benji’s Boutique 27 Easy Street Nantucket, MA …. get them while they last.

nuno-and-string.JPG Benji wants to keep the white one for herself. Thinking about doing a whole series of whites. It starts with a delicate layer of silk gauze, then some fine wisps of merino wool/bamboo blend and topped with railroad ribbon accents and natural silk fibers … and of course beads.

Check out her spot on GenoTV!! Benji”s on TV

Since I got back from the Island, I’ve been working on a very colorful series of serti painted scarves on china silk. More like the laugh -in scarf and some really cool under water stuff! This is a close up of part of a jellyfish. yikes.JPG

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That’s it for now. Need to get back to making. Just took some yardage out of the steamer. What to get back to doing some felting next. And … try my hand at fiber etching!!! Inspiration is everywhere and the ideas keep on coming. Which reminds me … you have to check out Chris White’s book Uniquely Felt for great ideas and tons of info. Her ribbon dress was inspiration for the string scarf series.

Stay tuned for fiber etching pictures ….

Happy Making!

Posted 8 years, 10 months ago.

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arashi shibori or serti with gutta, so many techniques, so little time

i want to try everything! seems like the possibilities are endless. really liking the shibori, but still drawn to using gutta to contain the colors. would love to be able to do this all the time … but the other life stuff gets in the way. the turtles are gone already. probably do a series of under water paintings.

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i’ve been playing with my serger and re-covered a nice little ottoman. pretty labor intensive, think i’ll stick to silk.

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Posted 9 years, 1 month ago.

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This post is just to show …

… that my blog knows what day it is.

Testing. Bleagh …

Posted 9 years, 3 months ago.

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