Monday, March 5, 2012

Eco prints nuno felt shawl 植物印染被肩

Spring has sprung. Days are not that cold but still cool in the morning. I made a nuno felt shawl with leaves prints. Again eucalyptus leaves are my favourite. Front look above.Back look of the shawl with bold color and light green.

Look of the whole piece.

Steps of making :

1. Laid the merino wool over the chiffon base.

2. Wet it and done the rolling and fulling.

3. Put on the euc leaves.

4. Folded and laid the plastic wrap over it.

5. Bundled it and boiled for 30-min and stayed in a thermo pot overnight. Next morning I brought it to boil and kept in the thermo pot for a few more hours.

6. Unbundled and finished.

Comparison of before and after.

I used two sorts of eucalyptus leaves. I don't know what sort of these euc leaves I used. The bright brown/red ones bought from a florist and the narrow ones were windfalls.

See the fresh leaves gave bold and bright color.

Indeed I used again the ones of the same leaves on this shawl. The reused leaves gave green prints. They're out of my expection and I've no idea why. Eco prints are that strange and interesting!

I intended to lay wool on the upper part and fringes on the ends of the shawl as I know prints are bolder on wool side. So I put more the fresh leaves on the upper part, lower part only of chiffon I put the reused leaves.

So the effect is this - brighter on the upper. Just love the golden yellow outcome. I'm very impatient. Thought if I kept it for some more days the look of color will be different. I need to be more patient !

Nuno felt is soft and airy. Mogi finds it cozy and light !

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  1. Very nice shawl, Terrie. I love the patterns and the contrast between bold and subtle. Interesting comments on the re-use of leaves. Best regards to the bride and groom.

  2. your creations are just beautiful.It must be so satisfying to see your results each time.

  3. Another beautiful shawl Terrie. You are so creative making these. I love them!

  4. T- your tutorials are amazing, and your kitty looks like she is loving your fibers just as much as I am! andrea@townandprairie

  5. It amazes me that you get such a strong deep red from GREEN leaves! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your process.. beautiful work as always xx

  6. Beautiful Terrie! Mogi looks sweet too!

  7. beautiful shawl I have been curious about how that was done you seem very patient to me :) I'm your newest follower

  8. Very pretty! I'm blog Hopping through Ruby for Women today. I'm a new follower.

  9. Visiting from Katherine's Corner's Hop. You have made such a lovely shawl. Enjoy wearing it!

  10. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo P.S. I posted the new giveaway at Katherines Corner today :-)

  11. this is once again so gorgeous!!!
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  12. Hi Terrie,

    I love the shawl. You are so talented!


  13. Beautiful ! I am amazed at this ! And I like Mogi too, by the way.

  14. I really like how you showed us the process as to how you achieve these beautiful works of art.The leaves create such color and beauty to each peice and lal so different. It must be like wearing a dream.


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