Nuno felting

Nuno felting (from English felting - felting wool and from Japanese nuno – fabric) is an exciting process, one of the techniques of felting, which has gained popularity over the years.

It is worth noting that the thinner the fabric used, the freer the weave of its threads, respectively, the felting process is much easier. The most common products made using the nuno felting technique are scarves, shawls and other accessories, and clothes are also decorated with nuno felting.

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Polly Stirling is considered to be the developer of this direction in needlework. When Polly moved from Yorkshire, England, to New South Wales, Australia, she no longer needed the heavy woolen clothing needed in snowy Yorkshire, so she decided to create something new. So she developed a technique of applying a minimum amount of wool to a fabric, which she called nuno felting. Polly Stirling is a professional textile designer known for her modern approach to felt. Inspired by nature, poetry, paintings and personal experience, Stirling prefers to work with fabrics made of natural fibers and turns his inspiration into a combination of wool and fabric

The technique of nuno felting is quite simple and little different from the classic wet felting. Under the influence of hot water, soap and friction, wool fibers penetrate the fibers of the fabric – such as silk chiffon, organza, satin, crepe de chine, etc. – and intertwine with each other, forming a new material with an amazing texture.