These lightweight, hand dyed scarves can be worn as is or used as the basis of nuno felting. Don't know what that means? Read on :D
-- cut to 12 x 120", some shrinkage may happen during dyeing and later, felting... so we start
out big! :D
-- unhemmed, raw edge
-- silk gauze
Colorway: red, purple, plum
About the kit option :)
*Last picture shows *one* example of a kit we put together based on a different color scheme. Yours will coordinate with the scarf you pick. If you have ideas or preferences, please feel free to convo in advance or in the comments at check out*
1. Silk scarf as described above
2. 1.5 ounce mini batt in coordinating colors
3. 1 ounce locks, roving, sparkles, other embellishments
4. Emailed tutorial with pictures :)
5. Packaged in biodegradable, cellophane packaging :) (not shown)
6. lavender, rose or cedar sachet for storing with your supplies and then--finished scarf ( Not shown.Please let us know in advance if you would like this sachet left out :)
We have so many beautiful rovings and batts that will coordinate beautifully as a a wet / nuno felted scarf (There's a list near the bottom ;) . This is an easy process!
Nuno Felting Tutorial
1. Clear a space, wear clothes you can get wet, assemble an empty soda bottle, some dish soap and warm water, some bubble wrap, wool and this scarf and warm up your creative urges :D
2. Hammer a few holes in the lid of an empty, plastic soda bottle. Add warm/hot water, a couple drops of dish soap, replace lid and shake gently.
3. Lay out the bubble wrap, face up, small or large bubble, longer than the scarf. You may or may not want to add a layer of tulle or old, nylon curtain. We've done with and without :)
4. Strip thin pieces (1/4" -- an inch) of roving or batting and lay them out on the scarf in a pattern that pleases the eye and makes your heart sing! Keep in mind that the point of using the scarf is to create a wrinkled texture with the wool, add transparent color, variation and strength as you lay out the wool. These ideas are part of the pattern that you create. Also, If your scarf is unhemmed, like this one, you may want to make sure that the wool covers the edges so that the result is finished and will not unravel. With a shorter length scarf, you might want to leave long strips of wool hanging out over the edges so that you add fringe, length and interest to your results.
5. Sprinkle the warm, soapy water on the wool and scarf. We hope you took our advice about those clothes. ;) Wet the whole thing down, but be careful to keep your floor dry --for safety's sake, of course!
6. Roll up the bubble wrap, wool and scarf all at once. The water will hold it all together as long as you are careful. Put down another piece of plastic and unroll the whole thing "face down" and .. again... arrange the wool on this "back side".
7. Roll the whole thing up again and tie it all up with thick yarn or strips of cloth so that it is stable and will not unroll. Now...
8. Roll it! Seriously... roll it, using some pressure, on your work counter. Back and forth for at least 10-15 minutes. Put on some music and get down to it!
9. Unroll your materials. It's not likely done yet. But you will know it is holding together when you can pinch the wool away from the counter and it forms a little tent, without pulling the fibers completely away from each other. Flip it all over and roll it all back up, tie it up once more and roll it again for another 10-15 minutes. You can check it again at this point.
10. Now... this last part is controversial and a little risky. ;) You can keep rolling the whole thing by hand. You WILL get the best control over the process this way. But, we've been using these hands for 40-50 years and.. they get tired. Perhaps yours do too. So, at this point,AS LONG AS THE WOOL HAS BEGUN TO ATTACH ITSELF TO THE WOOL AND THE SILK... you can put the silk and wool in a warm dryer. And check it. Often. Like every five minutes until you like your results. If it is not dry, hang it to dry. If it is still too fuzzy, you can trim it and or use a sweater shaver on it. There are no real rules, only what works and what does not :)
You can find beautiful wool roving and batting here:
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We have a handful of wholesale accounts, but at this time, we are not looking for more. We thank you for your interest :)
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 (80-90%!!) 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. 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