The fine craft guild I belong to is having an exhibit at an art center in Naples, Florida.and the theme is Crafted by Hand. I'm making a shibori nuno felted wall hanging, influenced by Rae Woolnough.
Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed around 1992 by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia. The name is derived from the Japanese word "nuno", meaning cloth. Wool is felted by mingling into the silk fibers with rolling and fulling.
"Shibori" is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of shaping cloth and securing it before felting.
The embellishing fibers are teeswater locks, cotswold locks and mohair locks. All have a a different sheen and curl. They will be used to complement the shibori technique. I dyed the locks and silk fabric with acid dyes in the colors lime squeeze, Caribbean blue and sapphire.
I needle fetled locks of Teeswater, mohair
and Costwold into the felted fabric.
It's 15x30 inches. I'm going to name it Intertidal
I have several wall hangings for sale at Coconut Point Art Council Co-Op where I am a member.
Every month when new art is rotated or replaced, we have an open house. When someone saw my wall hangings, she made a suggestion. My felted wall hangings were displayed in a white gallery frame with 3-inch white mat and she mentioned that the felted sides should be visible. She felt a burlap wrapped canvas with the felted edges showing would be a better presentation. Well, I asked some Facebook friends what their thoughts were and received 42 comments (and counting!)
Burlap wrapped canvas White frame with white mat
black wrapped canvas attached to canvas
front with frame behind it
I ended up using the last one. It shows off the piece, being
a neutral background, and the canvas is attached to
an additional black 1/2-inch wood frame, making it float off the wall.
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