The nuno technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. The fibres can completely cover the background fabric, or they may be used as a decorative design that allows the backing fabric to show. Nuno felting often incorporates several layers of loose fibres combined to build up colour, texture, and/or design elements in the finished fabric.
The nuno felting process is particularly suitable for creating lightweight fabrics used to make clothing. The use of silk or other stable fabric in the felt creates fabric that will not stretch out of shape. Fabrics such as nylon, muslin, or other open weaves can be used as the felting background, resulting in a wide range of textural effects and colours.

My current big passion is wet felting and I’m making wearable art – neck scarves, wraps, jackets. I’m finding it very enthralling as I can incorporate multiple techniques – knitting, crotcheting, embroidery, free motion machine embroidery, fabric fragments, fibres – building up layer on layer of embellishment, in the collage technique I’ve been developing for decades and use the super fine merino wool fibre to bind it all together into a textile surface. Whooooopee! wonderful fun, the most exhilarating stuff I’ve been doing for years

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