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  • Your Kit Includes:

    1 oz. Malabrigo Roving 1 36x8 Silk Scarf Base Assorted Embellishments

    You Will Also Need:

    Textured surface flexible enough to roll (bubble wrap, solar pool cover, sushi mat) Open weave fabric made of plastic or nylon (window screen, tulle)

    Firm cylindrical object (pool noodle segment, rolling pin) Water Soap Sponge Towel

    Nuno Felting Instructions

    What is Nuno Felting?

    Nuno felting is a way of entangling layers of roving through a woven fabric base. Nuno felting requires less wool than other kinds of wet felting, and produces a lighter, more supple finished project.

    You can use any open weave fabric, though if you want a supple, drapey finished piece, you want something light and sheer, woven with very fine thread. Your kit includes silk gauze, but you could also use cotton gauze or cheese cloth.

    You can use any kind of un-spun fiber that felts. Just make sure the fineness of the weave of your woven base and the fine ness of your fiber work together. The finer your woven base, the finer your fiber needs to be.

  • Part 2: Wet Out & Rub

    Part 3: Rock & Roll

    Part 4: Full & Finish

    Bubble Wrap (biggest)

    Tulle (bigger)

    Silk Fabric

    Protect your work surface and floor if you dont want them to get wet!

    Set Up

    Part 1: Design It

    Lay small, wispy thin bits of wool on top of your fabric in one direction, then in the opposite direction. Add embellishments, with bits of wool over top to felt them in place.

    Turn it over (roll it around the pool noodle, then unroll with wool downwards) and cover the back side with wispy bits of wool in both directions. Place tulle overtop and flip it back over. Your work should now be layered as follows: bubble wrap, tulle, scarf with wooly back side down and wooly embellished side up, second layer of tulle on top.

    Embellishment Ideas: yarn fabric ribbon

    You can add embellishments after youre done too! Add buttons or fasteners, embroider or needle felt further designs after your scarf is felted and dried.

    For Later:

    Pool Noodle More Tulle Sponge & Soap Towel

    Lay pool noodle at the edge of the bubble wrap and roll all layers into a tight sausage. Wrap the roll in a towel, tucking in the edges so the whole thing is covered.

    Roll it back and forth about 200 times, making about a quarter turn per push. Place your hands at a new pressure point, and roll it back and forth about 200 more times.

    Unroll your towel, turn the bubble wrap sausage end to end, rewrap it and roll it again as before, for a total of around 800 rolls. Feel free to use your feet. Dont skimp. Unwrap the scarf and use your finger tips to felt any spots that need more felting.

    Use your imagination!

    Rinse your scarf in fresh water. Then, pick it up, crumple it and throw it down firmly on your work surface. Pick it up and throw it down again 20 or so times. This is called fulling it sets the felting and brings out the embellishments.

    Rinse it again with a little vinegar added to help wash out the soap. Lay it flat to dry. For ongoing care, treat it like you would any other wool fabric: hand wash in cool water & lay flat to dry.

    Press sopping wet sponge gently but firmly into your scarf. Water must penetrate all layers of tulle, wool and silk. Keep sponging until piece is soaking wet and lies flat.

    Soap your hands and press firmly all along the length and width of your scarf. Continue to press with soap until soap penetrates all layers. Progress from gentle rubbing to harder rubbing with soapy hands as the fibers begin to felt.

    Check your work by carefully lifting the layers. When the wool begins to adhere to the silk, you can rub directly on the wool.

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