A Present for my Other Sister

This is a nuno felted scarf that I made for my other sister for Christmas. It didn’t get completed in time but since I am going to visit her soon, I will just take it with me then.

Nuno Felted Scarf by Ruth Lane

The silk scarf was actually a gift from Shepherdess Ann several years ago. I finally got around to using it. Thanks Ann! The scarf was dyed gold and purple. So I added a grey purple merino, slightly more purple merino and a gold merino. I also added some silk fibers and silk thread that Paula gave me. Thanks Paula! Very useful to have generous fiber friends.

Nuno Felted Scarf by Ruth Lane

Here’s a closer look of the silk fibers and silk thread.

Nuno Felted Scarf by Ruth Lane

The thread is loose in places so I hope it doesn’t catch on things. I thought about stitching it down but I like it the way it is.

Nuno Felted Scarf by Ruth Lane

And here is the silk side. I hope my sister likes it. You can click on any of the photos to get a larger view. Hope you have a good weekend!


P.S. I forgot to say that it was snowing when I took this photo and if you look closely, you can see a few snowflakes.

12 thoughts on “A Present for my Other Sister

  1. Lovely scarf and great color combo. I’m sure your sister will love it. The texture is terrific, however, I don’t see the snowflakes.:-)

  2. Your scarf is lovely.
    Love the contrast between front and back.
    What are the dimensions?
    Can you tell me why sometimes I work on my nuno for over 1000 rolls, rub with hands on bubble wrap, and it still lifts off in places.
    Should I soak the silk first in hot water?

    • Hi Sylvia – thanks. I haven’t measured the scarf actually but it is about 10″ wide and between 5-6′ long. I do not do anywhere near 1000 rolls. I probably rolled 100 hundred times. What type of silk are you using? What is the mm? What micron count is the wool you are using? All these factors make a difference. Also, with nuno you need to move slowly and start with cold water to avoid the wool felting to itself before it migrates through the silk. I usually rub on the silk side at the beginning to encourage the wool to migrate through. I avoid rubbing on the wool side. I hope that helps.

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