Felting Projects and Chit chat of a fluffy nature

 

Welcome to the blog for Felt in the Factory!

 

We welcome comments and questions: if you have any specific interests or requests, we'd be happy to try to accommodate you. 

 

If you would like to be kept informed about workshops and courses, please contact

nina.mummery@btinternet.com

 

 

  • BlogRSS

  • I love the effect of light shining through felt - and especially, nuno felt. All the wrinkles and ripples and pleats and squigly bits give incredible depth and intricacy to the fabric.

     

    This is a lampshade I made recently using undyed 5mm habotai silk which I nuno felted with lots of different fibres to build up the texture - throwsters waste, wool and silk neps, silk threads, mulberry silk ... just about everything I could find in my stash!

     

    Once I'd made the fabric, I used a drum shade kit and assembled it without too much trouble, although the silk is delicate, and the uneven thickness made the finishing a bit tricky. But I'm really pleased with the outcome!

     

    Read more ›

    Fleece Rugs 22 March 2015 | Comments (0)

     

     

    Rugs made from the fleece of sheep mean that the sheep live happily to graze another day! Raw fleece, fresh from the hands of the shearer, can be felted by laying loose fibres on the back which bind the whole fleece together - and the process is sooooo much quicker when you can use the Groovi rolling machine :-)

     

    The Hebridean fleeces are from Nina's lovely ladies ... 

     

     

    Read more ›