How to Make a Nuno Felt Corsage to Celebrate the Good Timescomments (5) May 14th, 2009
Nuno felting is a method of producing a lovely, lightweight felted material with a nice drape. It is accomplished by placing fine layers of wool roving on top of thin silk chiffon, saturating with soapy water, and agitating to simultaneously felt and bind the wool fibers into the silk material. Nuno felting has been traditionally incorporated in the creation of one-of-a-kind wraps, shawls, and scarves, but you will find that it is a perfect medium for capturing the beauty of exotic, fantasy flowers.
- 100% lightweight silk material (I used an 18-inch x 18-inch piece of silk chiffon from Mary Jo's Cloth Store, a mecca for a wide variety of fine fabrics at bargain prices)
- Wool roving, both combed and curly in your favorite flower colors
- Bubble wrap
- Large towel
- Foam tube or car shade
- Old panty hose or fabric strips
- Rolling pin
- White glue (I used Aileen's Tacky Glue
- A small piece of wool felt
- Yarn for embellishment
- Pin back
Prepare your work surface with a layer of plastic, then a layer of bubble wrap with the bubbles facing up, and place the silk fabric on top.
Cover the entire surface of the silk with a thin layer of roving, then position contrasting roving in a flower shape.
Completely saturate the fibers with room temperature, soapy water.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery