On Saturday I went to The Highlands Feltmakers Group in Dingwall together with Caroline. What a great day we had! We were felting along with other felt enthusiasts for good five hours. Caroline was making something so colorful and cute but I won’t tell you before she does on her blog.
I have tried nuno felting.
I bought this pinkish lacy top at the car boot sale and guessed that if I felt in the wool it could shrink to my older daughter’s size. And it did! Again I just used white merino and a bit of nylon fibre. I layered merino from both sides, more from the wrong side so that a bit of lacy pattern would be still visible and not covered with the wool. The wool from the wrong side shrunk and pulled the fabric causing this lovely texture.
You can see the shrinkage here: I used the plastic as a resist, at the beginning of felting the plastic was inside the top.
I am still thinking if to dye it or leave it as it is, plus if to attach a skirt and make a dress or leave it as a top… What do you think?