The word “nuno” is Japanese for “cloth”. Nuno felting is a type of wet felting in which you combine loose wool fibres with a piece of any open weave fabric. The thinner the fabric, the better it bonds with the wool. The textile layer gives the felt strength and makes it look smooth and shiny. You can shape the material into waves, flowers, tree bark or any other texture, or just lay it flat. You can also use a small patch of Nuno Felt to add life and sparkle to decorate any item fancifully with only small patches of nuno felt! The texture you produce is much lighter than an all-wool felt – you can use but one thin layer of fibres, but the item will not fall apart. Developed by Polly Stirling from Australia in the early 1990s, the technique gives boundless opportunities for fashion designers, fabric artists and anyone who enjoys felting as a hobby.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear - Nuno Felting? But, of course, natural silk! It’s light, airy and elegant, drapes beautifully, can be easily shaped into any texture, bonds well with wool and is pleasant to the touch.
Silk is an entirely natural material; often referred to as the Queen of Fabrics. It dates back to ancient China and utilized widely in Europe and Asia. Silk is produced from a silkworm that’s fed Mulberry leaves and spins a cocoon while it matures. Mulberry Silk is the highest quality silk available for purchase and is the result of silkworms’s cocoons who are reared in captivity.
Hello, my dear friends and everyone who is visiting this site for the first time! Are you busy prepping for the holidays? Running around in search of that perfect gift for your nearest and dearest? Jotting down a list of new and exciting new year resolutions? I do recommend adding a new, creative hobby to your wish list - that’s the best present you can give yourself. It will turn you into the sovereign ruler of your own little (or, rather, boundless) domain full of colors and imagination. Joy and enrichment, guaranteed!
1. Gain emotional stability. By making a lovely exclusive item, you release your suppressed creative power. You replace wrath, irritation and disappointment with a creative outlet . Your hands and mind are busy, you have no time for the endless chewing gum of destructive thoughts and emotions. When you are doing something that thrills you, lonely evenings threaten you no more. Your loneliness that seemed unbearable turns into blessed solitude. Not to mention, contact with natural yarns and fibers is soothing to the touch - like stroking a cute, fluffy kitten.
2. Mental development and a new perspective on life. Whenever a new skill is acquired, you set up new connections amongst your brain cells. Your mind becomes more flexible and fresh ideas start flowing to you. There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel! Your life is changing for the better, by and by without you even realizing.
Wet felting is a process of turning wool into fabric without any need for spinning and weaving. Simply combine a few layers of fibers and voila! Warm water and soap serves to facilitate this process.
It’s both a handcraft and an art. A truly magical experience! And, very addictive! At the touch of your skilled hands, watch a heap of wool gradually start taking shape. Hard to imagine that some loose fibers, can transform into a stylish bag, a flower, or even a hat, in an hour or two. Once you’ve felted your first item, be it a purse, a scarf or a coaster, you’ll find it impossible to stop!
Wet felting is a source of inspiration for many professional fashion designers. Multitude of people throughout the world are obsessed with this hobby.