Friday, October 1, 2010

My First Nuno Felt Bolero

Inspired by the likes of brave felters, such as my friend Joni Cornell I made my first one piece garment. While not seamless, that's next, it's the largest wearable piece I've made so far. But I sense it's only the beginning. I rolled it, a lot. I fulled it, a lot. Towards the end I was rubbing and trying it on, then rubbing a little here, a little there to adjust the fit and trying it on again, until I was pleased with the custom fit those final subtle adjustments provided. What would take stitching and ripping and re-stitching in a sewn garment, is accomplished with spot fulling.








12 comments:

  1. Wow Arlene this is terrific and I love the color!

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  2. Hey I didn't even read the above comment as I was directed to your page from FB. Only saw it when I came back for another look. You honor me so much I'm blushing (lol).
    Seamless is easy - just a bit extra work to sew the seams on the outside and cover with wool...Look forward to seeing your next garment Arlene.

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  3. I LOve the colours, patterns & textures... its really gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful connection textile and wool. Lovely colours!

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  5. Wow, very inspiring! I haven't seen a one piece wearable art piece. I love it! And thanks for putting it on your blog. I don't know anyone nearby (yet) that does felting, and it's very helpful to see the projects you work on and hear about certain suppliers. Thanks :)

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  6. Just stunning colours! I am on the verge of trying one myself! Are you nuno felting into silk chiffon or is it just Merino? Really gorgeous...

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  7. The carrier fabric is silk chiffon, and the hand dyed wool roving is Polworth.

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