Last week saw eight members of the Belchford Felting Group come together for a Nuno Felted Collar Workshop.
Using the “tile” technique we combined superfine Merino fibre with silk fabrics, most of which were bought from local charity shops. All of our collars were backed with Uzbek silk for a wonderful, soft feel against the skin.
Jacky has her tiles laid out…..
…..and after Felting.
Margaret working with beautiful, bright colours…..
……and working on the other side
Alison chose a warm, Autumnal colour palette…..
…..and Alison’s finished collar
A close up of the beautiful Indian Silks
Robyn’s Collar is ready for fulling…..
…..and the finished collar looks great!
A close up of Carols work
This one is Sheila’s
Close up of Yvonne’s Collar
Val’s finished collar
Everyone did a terrific job and took home something that’s not only unique and beautiful but very practical too!
Green Merino scarf
This sculptural green Merino scarf was Commissioned by a lovely lady I met last October at The Big Textile Show. Kate bought one of my green wet felted clutch bags and decided she would like a scarf/collar to go with it…..I can’t wait to see how it looks on her!
Detail of green Merino scarf
My latest Merino wool collar has been created using 23micron wool tops from Bronte Glen. I love greys and neutral shades so was automatically drawn to this particular blend called Storm. It’s made up of Raven, Granite, Mocha and Champagne and, although it turned out darker than I expected, I absolutely love it! The circular brooch is made from the same wool and machine embroidered using Madeira rayon threads.
I’ve been busy making samples for a Nuno Collar Workshop which I have been asked to do at the Thomas Garrett Rooms in Heighton in the Autumn. I deliberately steered myself away from my usual pallet of greys and muted colours and I’m really pleased with the results. These collars are incredibly lightweight (approx 35gms) making them very comfortable to wear. Each one is held in place with a Tyvek brooch.