See Jane LaFazio demonstrate her techniques for making these small works of art using the needle felting machine -- you can order the DVD's from the Quilting Arts Website. Here is the link:
The kits can be used to needle felt with hand held needles or a needle felting machine, they can be wet felted or a combination of the two. There are tutorials and instructions for felting on the "Instructions" tab and further discussion about what you can make at the bottom of this page.
Can't decide? Buy two and save. Online only!!! Email me your color choices. I also sell extra pieces of the wool prefelt with roving -- see the last item on this page.
Picture of a journal made from a similar kit Picture of a purse made from this kit
The sample below is a piece I needle felted using hand held needles then wet felted. See the tutorial for making the iPhone bag on the instructions page. The sky was done using a silk hankie which you may order separately -- see that page. I used wool yarns and some silk sari yarn from my stash to finish.
This piece is entitled "Burgundy Glow" and is one Jane LaFazio made with a kit that is now discontinued. You could make a similar piece with any of the kits however!
Soft blues, gray greens and purples. Here is another amazing piece made by Jane LaFazio with a kit that is now discontinued but has similar values.
Invigorating blues, pale purples, blue greens and a touch of lime. Fun colors.
This piece was made by needle felting with hand held needles then wet felted. I cut small strips of fabric on the bias and needle felted them onto the prefelt with wisps of wool to hold the fabric in place. (see my tutorial on the instructions page for making the iPhone case). I then wet felted to get everything combined to form one fabric. You will be creating a highly textured fabric that you can do whatever you would like with.
I have dupioni covered journals which you may purchase for $15 -- I have a few colors in stock, please email to check for available colors.
If you would like to order extra pieces of the merino prefelt to play with, I sell the 10 X 16 inch pieces of prefelt for $4. Available in olive green, marine blue, rustic red, deep brown, purple, periwinkle, black and natural. Also not pictured -- bright pink and gold.
These small nuno felting kits now contain 5 colors of hand dyed silk in larger pieces than in the past, wool prefelt, wool roving, hand dyed silk velvet and cheesecloth. (You can also buy silk hankie separately to use and I sell larger quantites of silk to play with in my Etsy shop when I have enough available.) You can add other things from your stash, especially things that are realy light weight and made from natural fiber. My etsy shop is www.nunofeltingsupplies.etsy.com.
I call these small nuno felting kits everything kits because the size of the prefelt seems to work in so many ways AND I've included so many different textures. People keep coming up with new ideas. See what you can come up with for them!
See the "instructions" tab to learn how to wet felt or needle felt or some combination of the two!
The starting size for the prefelt is approximately 10"X16". This size will felt down to about 8"X12" (if you wet felt it), depending on how much silk is on top and how hard the piece is fulled. (the silk causes the prefelt to keep it's shape and shrink less, so if the piece is entirely covered with silk, it will shrink less). If you just needle felt using a needle felting machine and do not wet felt the prefelt will not shrink, so you could make 2 pieces of art that are approximately 8 X 10" . These kits provide great materials to use with your needle felting machines and to stitch on if you like to stitch.
Here are some things people have made with these kits other than pieces of art:
Use the materials from these kits to decorate things you make from thrift store sweaters or knitted sweaters that you have felted. This purse was made using a thrift store sweater and the design was put on using the embellisher (needle felting) machine. Special thanks to Connie Akers who made this purse. Here is Connie's blog.
Make felted flowers. More to come on that one!
Cut the prefelt to size and make a cuff (Starting length should be about 1.5 times the wrist measurement and prefelt should be doubled to be sturdy enough to make a cuff.)
Use the finished felt to make the top decoration for a cigar box -- make a great little storage kit for your supplies! (special thanks to Denise Spilaine for that idea)
Make a pouch for your jewelry or cell phone
Make a book cover for an artist's book or a needle case
Cut and shape it and use it as the flap for a purse
Cut the piece lengthwise, needle it together and make a neckwrap
Cut the finshed piece into smaller pieces and use them to embellish a jacket or for greeting cards or ATC's
This is fun!