"As the agitation of a grain of sand in an oyster creates a pearl,
so too the agitation of wool fibers into silk fabric creates nuno felt,
a beautifully textured thin lightweight drapable fabric."
Nuno felting is also called laminated felting. In nuno felting, fibers are felted to a fabric. The fibers can be felted to one or both sides of the fabric, or the fibers can be sandwiched between two layers of fabric. In nuno felting, in the felting stage, the focus is to get the fibers to attach to the fabric (work their way through the weave of the fabric) and then begin to entangle. In nuno felting, in the fulling stage, when the fibers shrink a unique bubbly texture is created as the fabric is pulled in with the fibers. Nuno felting creates a beautifully textured thin lightweight drapable fabric with the wonderful qualities of the natural fibers used, typically silk and wool.
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Nuno Felting ProductsWe carry nuno felting supplies, materials and tools, for all your nuno felting needs:
Nuno Felting How ToIn our Nuno Felting How To Basic Instructions section, you'll find basic information on how to nuno felt.
My favorite nuno felting projects are scarves. Creating nuno felt scarves is fun and easy especially when you start with our merino wool prefelt or merino wool roving and one of our blank silk scarves (pre-dyed with a rolled edge hem) as a canvas.
In our Nuno Felting Project Ideas section, you'll find ideas and how to information for nuno felted scarves.
In our About Nuno Felting Materials section, you'll find a wealth of details about nuno felting materials - silk fabrics (Habotai, Chiffon, and Silk Gauze) and wool fibers (Classification, Grade Systems, Processing Methods, and definitions).
In our About Nuno Felting Tools section, you'll find a wealth of details about nuno felting tools - what to use, the purpose, variations, alternatives, and tips.
In our About Basic Nuno Felting Techniques, you'll find a wealth of details about nuno felting techniques for - Preparation for Design Layout, Design Layout, Felting, Fulling, and Finishing.
In our About Additional Nuno Felting Techniques, you'll find a wealth of details about nuno felting techniques using - Sanders, Washing Machines, Dryers and Washboards.