When I was playing with nuno felting using sari ribbon (see the previous post), I thought about doing some similar things with different types of fabrics. This is a bigger piece of felt using some strips of tray-dyed muslin (blogged here).

nuno felt

nuno felt detail

When I started this piece my plan was to make a piece of fabric and use part of it to cover a dining chair seat but I’m not sure now, I quite like it as a whole. Though I would have paid a bit more attention to the edges if I hadn’t been intending to cut them off! Perhaps I’ll hang it up for a while and then cut it up. It’s 53 x 73 cm (shrunk from 75 x 95cm).

If you hang felt, how do you hang it? if you don’t want to frame it? I don’t think I’ve come across anything written down about that and would be interested to know what methods people use.

On another note, I was thrilled to learn a week or two back that I’d won a giveaway on Caroline Inckle’s blog The house of secret superheroes and could choose any print from her Etsy shop – a difficult decision as they are all so lovely, but in the end this is the one I chose…

meeting mr bear

It’s ‘Meeting Mr Bear’, which is one of a set I’ve loved since I first saw them on Caroline’s old blog. The image says something very special and magical to me about God, about love and prayer and discovery and trust. I know that’s a very idiosyncratic interpretation of the work, but this image touches my spirit and it’s such a joy to me to have the print. Thank you, Caroline.

felted fabric and Mr Bear

11 thoughts on “felted fabric and Mr Bear

  • March 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    The nuno felting is beautiful Fiona – such subtle colours and scrummy texture! They definitely deserve some thinking about giving your longer to admire them before doing anything drastic!!!

  • March 3, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    It’s so lovely to hear what It means to you Fiona, thanks so much for sharing that.

  • March 3, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    lovely felting. you could hang as I do tapestry works.
    soft side of velcro on the felt.
    pricky side of velcro on flat strip of wood.
    fasten wood to wall.
    press felt soft velcro to pricky wood.

    hows that for a technical appication?

  • March 4, 2009 at 10:58 am

    lovely felt!
    like a cross between Klee and Kandinsky, methinks

    neki desu

  • March 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    It is my favorite CarolineĀ“s picture as well, I have it in a form of card :).

    I like the rythm in the lines of your felted piece, I think it deserves more than to be cut.

  • March 6, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    love it! love reading your blog and dads x love you both x

  • March 7, 2009 at 3:38 am

    I hang my hangings from an interesting piece of wood or dowel. I loop wool or leather thonging from the pole to the hanging again and again in one long piece. This accommodates the sometimes uneven edge of my work. I like that the work then is separate to the pole. “Standing alone”

  • March 10, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    wow that’s gorgeous! great colours!

  • March 14, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Love your felt.In regard to hanging there is a fantastic DVD called Frame It by Jane Dunnewold.Its all about framing textiles and well worth buying .It gave me so many ideas.Hope that is helpful. http://www.artclothstudios.com

  • March 19, 2009 at 12:46 am

    I love the nuno felting Fiona, the colours blend so well together. I love the fabric you chose, it’s delightful.

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