Saturday, May 28, 2011
Will Nuno Felting very thin cotton work?
Tonight I was going through my VERY large stash of sewing fabrics - 12 large tupperware style boxes - in search of fabrics to nuno felt upon.
I came across a box full of lace - which I have already discovered nuno felts very well due to its open structure. I also found a decent amount of silky sheers, some synethic and some natural - all of which should nuno felt creatively.
But then I found a box of fabrics that were handed down to my by grandmother. They are vintage cotton gingham that she used to use for baby clothes for me and my siblings. The fabric is so alive with spring colors, baby blue, pale yellow, pastel pink, and other youthful colors. The check is so tiny and unique, it is a fabric you don't find much anymore. I never really used it in my sewing projects because I did not have a ton of yardage of it.
Unfolding it, I held it up to the light and sure enough the weave is open enough to both see and breath right through it. So my question is - will it nuno felt? I have some ideas, so soon enough we will all know how it felts up. I plan to make a cheery springtime wrap with yellows and see how this fabric felts up.
Wish me luck!