You asked and here it is! A basic, brief nuno felting tutorial -- with pictures.
Remember, we give the text directions for free in the listings for our scarves, here:
If that is all you need, please help yourself.
This tutorial has a few more tips and tricks as well as pictures-if you are like us, you find it much easier to learn what you can see :D In this tutorial, you will see us go through the steps of making a nuno felted scarf. We take the scarf (seen in the first photo) about 2/3 of the way through the process--but only because we like to embroider and/or needle felt at that point, before the last round of felting. For what it's worth, we use batted fiber and locks in this guide, though any number of wool fiber configurations will work, including roving.
-- 7 Pages
-- 14 pictures
-- 11 steps
-- 6 extra notes, one of which explains *very* simply *why* felting happens :D
In this process, we cover the entire scarf. You can achieve a multitude of different effects not covered here by .. *not* covering the entire scarf. Pun intended ;)
As always, if you have questions, just shoot us a convo!
Laura and Steph
Need wool? We have wool ;)
In batts, all mixed up deliciously and ready for your expressive self!
An assortment of Surprise fiber goodies for you to mix and match:
© Wildethyme Art, May, 2014. No part of these instructions may be copied or distributed without permission of WA with or without due credit listed. Works produced with the help of *this* tutorial may be sold at will. We're just here to help :)
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The ability to customize, personalize orders is the number one reason we work mostly on a "made to order" basis. We want you to have everything just as you need/want it! We understand that this makes our shipping times slower, but we hope you will agree that we are worth the wait :)
Not always. Let us know if this is important, and we will make it happen.
It's a long, convoluted answer having to do with the fact that we offer variations of weight in our batts and other items. We pay the extra shipping on larger batts, but we have no way of setting the shipping lower on the sample sizes, so we have to meet somewhere in the middle --which is often WAY too much if you are ordering a quantity of sample batts.
And yes. We can fix it, just message us. Or.. check out and leave us a note reminding us to refund your excess shipping. Either way, we understand. We hate overpaying for shipping too :D
If we forgot them, of course we will :D
But first... take a peek on the side of the foam. 99.99% of the time, they are there, just overlooked.
We dye a very large proportion (60-75%!!) of our wool, Firestar and Silk. We're really proud of the number of colors we offer-- and we only have plans to do more. We do this because it the work we love to do, it's one of many things that we think make our work worthwhile, special. Additionally, we do not want our batts sitting in inventory, compacting from lack of use. And then... what if you want to customize the batt? We do that too :D
We make our batts to order because we make them for you— and we make a LOT of them, so there is usually a line when you order as well. We think they are worth the wait and hope that you will too. Naturally, if you need something faster, let us know. We work magic, that's what we do :D