Since the failure of my last nuno felt scarf, I've been spooked about trying the nuno again. But the sale of one of my previous nuno scarves at Spring Daze has lit the fire again! Still with some trepidation, I started with a plain white chiffon scarf and laid out my wool in a simple, meandering design with colors inspired by my springtime garden - azaleas, trumpet vine, daffodils, Chinese snowballs, rhododendron, fresh spring leaves.
Here's my wool roving laid out on the scarf. In some places on top of the wool, I added some strands of sari silk fibers (the thin green strands near the bottom of the pic) to see what they would do.
I know spent way more time on the next stage, i.e. agitation, than I needed to, as I was so nervous about the silk and wool fibers felting together.
To my great relief, everything worked this time! Here's the finished scarf. The wool fibers migrated through the silk, the chiffon wrinkled nicely, and the sari silk fibers curled into random waves.
In this shot you can better see the wavy sari fibers and the wrinkling of the chiffon. I'm loving all this texture! There's even more texture I could get with adding additional layers of fibers, but for now I'm just sticking to the basics till I get more experience.
This scarf, which started out measuring 14 x 72 in., is now approximately 9 x 50. It's fresh and spring-y, with delicate waves and ruffles.
Contact me if you're interested in purchasing it!
UPCOMING SHOW NEXT WEEKEND
Artsplosure is already around again! It's on May 17 - 18, downtown Raleigh around Moore Square. I'll be in booth # 102, opposite Tir Na Nog.
I love the energy at Artsplosure! There's always so much going on in the square - there are 3 entertainment stages, including one devoted to kids entertainment. There are acrobats, sand sculptors and many interactive crafts for kids and adults. It's a great family event and has consistently been one of my better shows.
Hours for the Art Market are: Saturday 11 - 7; Sunday 10 - 6
Hope to see you there!