Nuno felting is a combination of wool and fabric. Small amounts of wool are layered on a fabric, usually silk or cotton with an open weave. The felting process involves water, soap and agitation to allow the wool fibers to migrate through the fabric and entangle while pulling the cloth along with them as they shrink. This causes the fabric to gather in all directions, producing interesting textured effects.
Silk Painted Scarves
Quality silk scarves are abstractly painted with steam set dyes and steamed for a number of hours to set the dye. All silk pieces are unique: the amount of dye, the humidity, the temperature and the texturing (use of water, salt, alcohol and other techniques) cannot be duplicated.
Layers of wool are combined with water, soap and agitation to tangle the wool fibers together into a tightly meshed fabric. This process allows for the creation of versatile projects ranging from colorful and textural scarves to decorative vessels (like pumpkins) and wall art (like small landscapes).
Heliographic Painted Scarves (Sun Printing)
These unique scarves are painted using a special kind of paint, which causes anything close to the sun to get darker and areas away from the sun to stay lighter (only happens until scarf is dry). The scarves are scrunched up to create hills and valleys. The sun will make the hills darker so when the scarf has been opened to the full length, the scarf has dark and light spots. This process also gives the scarf a delicate crinkled look to further enhance its beauty.