Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nuno felting

That's the new thing I am going to learn this year. I've been admiring nuno felt scarves for a while, and it would not be me, if I at least would not try this craft... The supplies seam to be easy to find - I got some beautiful merino tops from Sara's Texture Crafts on etsy - lovely wool, very bright colors and super friendly customer service! And I still had some fine silk from long ago when I wanted to try silk painting.

But... there is always a but. I studied all the nice tutorials I could find on YouTube and read about nuno felting quite a bit throughout last few weeks, still I am not happy with my first results. I tried two projects today, and both times felt/shrank them waaaay too much. Really, whatever artists are charging for nuno felts - it is definitely worth every penny! I am not giving up yet though. I have some business in the city to do, so I will be passing by the fabric store to get some more silk - I WILL make a scarf in the end! If so many people can get so beautiful results, I can definitely make it, too, although I really wish there was a class for nuno felting somewhere close...

No photos this time, as I am feeling a little down with the end result.

On the positive note - I have restarted pilates as of yesterday. It feels fantastic! I wish I had done so sooner. The plan is to have a 45 minutes training every day Monday to Friday. The only problem was Adriana, who is 14 months now and was trying to climb on me every chance she got, and my cat, who surprisingly was doing the same thing... It must have to do with the positive energy that these exercises give.

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