FELTING - wearable art


Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from the Japanese word "nuno" meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. The fibres can completely cover the background fabric, or they may be used as a decorative design that allows the backing fabric to show. Nuno felting often incorporates several layers of loose fibres combined to build up colour, texture, and/or design elements in the finished fabric.
The nuno felting process is particularly suitable for creating lightweight fabrics used to make clothing. 
 Because of the range of weights possible with the cloth very fashionable and exciting garments can be made
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The Merino is one of the most historically relevant and economically influential breeds of sheep, much prized for its wool. The breed was originated and improved in Extremadura, in southwestern Spain, around the 12th century; it was instrumental in the economic development of 15th and 16th century Spain, which held a monopoly on its trade, and since the end of the 18th century it was further refined in New Zealand and Australia, giving rise to the modern Merino. 
Merino wool is fine and soft.
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Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.
Silk is produced by several insects, like silk worms but generally only the silk of moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing. 
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Sunta Fe Sunset

Nature has always been my inspiration, a source of energy and harmony. My youth passed in a harsh climate, so when I arrived in New Mexico, I discovered a natural paradise.
Mountains,  the purest blue sky on a summer morning, prolonged by the rain with clouds before the night; narrow paths in the mountains; blazing dawns and sunsets - all this I absorb into myself, enjoy life and pass my feelings through felting and pictures. 

Day and Night

I am a colorist. All colors in nature, be it a purple sunset or a branch of an unpretentious burdock, awaken my imagination, and I gladly take paints and embody it on canvas. Therefore, it is not surprising that when I started to roll the wrap, it could only be bright colors and a beautiful combination of shades.
The place where I live now is high above sea level. Here there is thin air, and in the summer of extraordinary beauty, there are sunsets and sunrises. They cast a theme for my day and night wrap


I remember as a child my father went to harvest berries in season, and we froze it, and in winter we cooked kissels and compotes; I recalled the color scheme and felted a wrap “Cowberry Paradise” .
This one is like a memory to my parents.


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