This page shows silk habotai which is lightweight, shiny and ever so beautiful. These fabrics make really elegant nuno felted silk scarves or shawls. See the Gallery page for some examples. Each piece of fabric is individual, so patterns will vary. Many of the fabrics have layers of color for a really beautiful look.
Also available: 4.5 mm gauze -- see the nuno scarf kits page for the latest colors. Gauze is easiest to start with when you are learning to nuno felt.
These pieces are unhemmed but may have a selvedge edge which you can remove if you wish.
I have really beautiful hand dyed18 micron merino rovings that match my fabrics in stock as well as matching silk hankies -- The new rovings are superfine and felt beautifully! I show the matching colors, but you may want contrasting colors -- just let me know.
Shawl sized pieces of habotai or chiffon 22 X 90" are $29 for a limited time.
There are nuno felting instructions for sale at the bottom of this page. For a limited time instructions are free with a purchase and I will coach you through!
Prices of silk and wool are rising dramatically worldwide. I have increased my prices slightly. Cheers and thank you guys!
This was a recent class -- scarf colors from the left are tide pools, golden rust, patina, firey red, canyon, tide pools, firey red. Everyone added different colors to their scarf with various rovings and silk on top. It was fun! There are more photos on my blog. www.learnedlately.blogspot.com.
The pieces I make in the summer often get black lines -- very pretty!
Need nuno felting instructions for a scarf or shawl? I can email a copy to you! Free online coaching via email provided as well! Please note: the wool you use will have a large part to play in the success of your project, especially with the habotai silk. I recommend fine micron merino, especially for the habotai.
For a Limited time only! Instructions are free with an order!
or if you just need instructions -- Just purchase the item below and send your email address and I will forward the instructions.
"These (instructions) are wonderful, Suzanne! I've read them through several times already and can't tell you how much I appreciate your willingness to share the benefits of your own experiences. Previously, I've absorbed what I could from books and have watched lots of videos on You Tube, but I haven't found any clear, complete directions concerning nuno....until these! I can do this!"
Judy Taylor-Woody, Richmond, TX
"Your hand-dyed silk arrived yesterday, and I can't wait to explore the nuances of colors already in them, to craft some nuno scarves, shawls and collars! I love how deep and rich the colors are: every one of your scarves glows.
Love. Love. Love the latest batch of silk! I can't wait to get down to the studio and work!
Wen Franklin, Carmel Indiana
"Wow!!!! I just got the scarves, they were here when I came home. They are so beautiful!!!
"Hi......Scarves were delivered today and the colors are awsome... your colors are dynamite!!!!"
Carole Dysart, Oak Park CA
"I wanted to let you know that I got the scarves, they are so beautiful. I love every one of them. I am so happy to have something creative that I can do, with such beautiful fabric."
Ruth Olin -- Alaska
"I just nuno felted with the brown silk I bought from you and oh my gosh! I just love it! Your silk is the easiest to felt by FAR and the results are amazing."
Nicole Erfan, Ashland OR
"Hi Suzanne, The silk arrived today and it is even more beautiful than on the computer screen! I hope some day I can take dyeing lessons from you somewhere. Can't wait to get creative now. Thanks, Clada"
Clada Hoskins, Lindsay, CA
"You've got a quality operation going in terms of your fabric artistry and your go-the-extra-mile service. You're an artist who understands an artist's needs and sensibilities and persnicketyness (is that even a word?) and I for one appreciate it very much. And yes, your love of what you do shows up abundantly. People like you are a delight to deal with.
Best Regards, Barbara"
" Suzanne's silk pieces fire me up with inspiration; I cannot wait to see what magical combinations and intriguing pathways she will create next!"
"I have finished two scarves using nuno felting on your fabrics; and I am very pleased with the results. I didn't seem to have any problems getting my fibers to migrate through your fabric, and you know I like to use a lot of fibers. I think what I like most is that with your beautiful hand-dyed silks the scarves are fantastic on both sides. It is like getting 2 scarves; the wool fibers on one side and your silk so textured and puckerly on the other side. I'm so glad we met, and I knew right away that I loved your fabric."
Sara West, Roanoke, VA