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This idea kept me up rather late one evening a couple months ago. I had been looking through the lovely world of fibre crafts and nuno felting was such a wonderful idea it stuck in my brain. Stuck so well that at 2:30 when I ought to be sleeping this is what I was dreaming up.
Some soft shade with barely contrast freeform edging and shell buttons from the clams we had collected from the Sturgeon River last summer.
Why not try it out?
All of this research made me want to start doing.
I was looking for a new business adventure and this seemed a lovely idea. Learn something new, create something that is from sustainable and natural sources and provide a service for those who love the process but not the work.
Dharma, a lovely site online, has a wide variety of silks and roving to choose from to get you started in nuno felting. With all the different varieties it was hard choosing what exactly I wanted and how much.
A proper business plan involves start up so $100 was allotted to sool investment and the fabrics and roving were chosen.
Silk twill, for good wear, for 1 dress and 1 tunic, maybe even a skirt, we’ll see what we can get. Then flat crepe for the skirt if there’s not enough of the twill and for the scarves/wraps.
Straight wool was the staring point for the roving but the alpaca and camel are calling my name. Doesn’t camel roving just sound lovely to you?
Now onwards to the felting…
Beautiful tunic by Gina Mastio in Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/57334684/romantic-white-reversible-silk-and-wool?ref=v1_other_2
nuno felted dress by katja kuznetsova
nuno felted tunic by filzfinefelt
nuno felted dress by handymaria
The merino wool in question could not be duplicated. It was also far too casual for the wide range of places and situations you need your clothes to show up for.
So what to use instead?
In searching for a fabric that could be built into anything for any situation I chanced upon nuno felting. Nuno from the Japanese for fabric or cloth. This method gets wool, a wonderful fibre, to be friends with silk, yet another wonderful fibre, forever. Together they hug you with their wonderfully performance ready selves. What kind of performance?
Silk, the base of the fabric, is a glorious fibre. It keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. No matter the climate it can be quite at home and comfortable. Your skin can breathe while in it and it’s considered hypoallergenic. And, just in case, it`s a natural fire retardant. You never know.
Wool contains all of the benefits listed above and also has naturally high UV protection, far above that of synthetics and cotton.
Both are 100% natural fibres, renewable and biodegradable. What`s not to love?
Fabric – check!