My First Attempt!

Finished - smooth side

This weekend I was playing with Nuno Felting – getting ready for a Summer Workshop that I will be teaching!

Nuno Felting is felting from the fiber – no knitting.  It involves Bubble Wrap, soapy water and the fiber!  What a lot of fun!

You start from some kind of base.  I created a wool and sparkly lattice – I could have used a fine silk or wool fabric base.  And then you add the fiber.  And build layer on layer of colour.  I am happy with my first attempt, now I have lots of ideas for my next attempts! I still have a much to learn, but I’ll have a great deal of fun learning it!

Happy Knitting

Lynette

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March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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5 Responses to My First Attempt!

  1. I did a Nuno Felting class on Friday for the first time, too. Loved it! Can’t wait to give it a go at home and play … see mine at http://www.QueenBeeKnits.com.

  2. I love the lattice effect, what a great idea.

    Do you have any advice on taking pictures of long scarves or shawls? Do you focus on one part and let the rest be out of focus or try to get it all in? I want to try and take better photos, like some of the lovely fibre blogs I have seen, (sigh, wishes computer screen allowed touching!).

    Hope all is well!

    • Hi Cita,

      It would be great if touch was part of the experience! I am sure that someone is working on it somewhere!

      thank-you for the comment – the lattice work was not my idea – I had seen it somewhere in my research, but I thought that it was very cool as well. I do need to try out some more idea’s. Have you seen the “Queen Bee’s” Blog. Her Nuno felting experience was very cool as well!

      As for taking pictures – if you could only see how many I discard! LOL!! I try to get up high – I will stand on a chair – or if I am working in the front yard I can stand on my deck and take a picture looking down on the long straight pieces. Usually I focus on the end closest to me and then will post two pictures, one of each end. It does not always work out perfectly!

      I only use my DSLR at home – it takes much better pictures than my old little pocket digital. I got the Canon DSLR when I needed to take very good pictures (that was my excuse for the purchase!) of my Submission to the Vogue Design Coompetition in 2010. What a difference it made in my pictures!

      I hope that this answers some of your questions!

      Life is great, busy as always!

      Lynette

      • Thanks for the response. I hadn’t thought about standing on my deck, good idea. Sometimes I use my dad’s camara, which I used to get amazeing photos, but this past year it just doesn’t seem as good. It sat unused for a year, but that shouldn’t make a difference. The colours don’t come true, it won’t focus on wool very well. I have experimented with the different settings and the pictures look the same. I am puzzled because I have some great pictures I took a few years ago with the same machine. (it’s an olympus e-500) maybe it was good, but now not so, technology moves so fast!

        Thanks again!
        Cita 🙂

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