This is a photo of a nuno scarf in progress. At this point the scarf has been laid out and is ready to begin the felting process. This entails completely wetting the fabrics with warm soapy water, then covering it with a piece of pool wrap before rolling it all up tightly like a jelly roll. Then the scarf is rolled by hand (or foot!) about 800 times before being re-rolled from the opposite end and rolled 800 times once again. This starts the felting process, and from this point the scarf is unrolled and manipulated by massaging, squeezing and throwing which completes the felting process.
I describe the materials and techniques I use to create chenille scarves, nuno felt scarves, shibori scarves and jackets, beaded fiber pins, and dyed resisted and discharged jackets. To see more of my work, please visit my website at http://www.CarolFurtado.com.