Commission scarf

I’ve been lucky enough to receive a couple of commissions this Christmas. The first is for a purple nuno scarf on a hand dyed muslin background. I gathered my materials – muslin, blue purple and bright purple Merino.

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Carded fibres add so much interest that I began by making a small pile of them. I felt the purple need a little extra depth so I also added dark brown Merino the the mix.

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Then began the laying out process.

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Where I soon had help

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The help was gently persuaded to leave and I continued.

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The help had to then be persuaded, a little less gently this time, to remove itself from my fibre pile.

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Whereupon I finished laying out side one and flipped it over to start side two.

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Once laying out was completed I rubbed the scarf with my new felting tools – palm washboards. I find these work really well with nuno projects, are comfortable to use and keep my hands out of the water for longer.

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In the photos it seems to have changed from pink purple to blue purple but it’s just a trick of the light.

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I love the texture you get when making nuno using cotton muslin.

 

 

 

 

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