Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Nuno Fun

Being the inquisitive soul that I am I thought I would have a play with Nuno! No Nuno is not an Italian man, Nuno is a felting technique by which you felt onto a fabric base. I got a nuno book for christmas and two chiffon scarf blanks and only just got around to playing with them in august.Thus far I have only made 1 scarf but it was fun and I love the results, my first nuno scarf is a double sided affair in stormy colours. One side is different grey tones offset by a long black stripe down the middle. I used merino wool and ran little strpes of pure white silk fiber horizontally over the top.On side 2 I used a big swathe of black right down the middle with white stripes for a ladder effect in merino again with random silk fibers scatered over the top and curly wensleydale wool down the chiffon sides to make the scarf crinkle a little.

I really love my new merino scarf, it's toasty warm but still quite light and floaty, I'm hoping to get lots of wear out of it this winter. As it's my first I won't be parted from it but I think I have the merino bug now and will be making many more, hopefully! I have even bought a manniquin, called Miranda, to model them and will be adding them to my etsy repetoire soon!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Tweets Take Off

I am loving my new design Tweets, I love them so much that it's hard to part with them! Here are a pair of Tweets getting ready for a long voyage all the way across the pond to their new American home! I hope the like it there! I am particularly sad to part with my blue and pink tweet chick... which was my very first tweet!

I packaged them up well with some pink tissue which apparently they love to make nests out of, I also dropped in a package of Tweet food which is invisible to humans so they won't go hungry! Bye bye tweets!