Set of nuno felt garment done by students with their ideas.
A wrap with a bit raw fleece and vest with light fringe.
A wrap with silk chiffon base and merino wool is soft.
It's February now and a bit warm in our sub-tropical Hong Kong. Yet we still like to do wool felting. My designer friends (Martin & Iris) wanted to explore the versatility of wool, particularly the skill of seamless garments making. Days before they came to my home for 2-day tutelage I first introduced the wool layout and steps of wet felt sample making.
春暖花開, 設計師朋友仍感興趣學習羊毛氈的奇妙結合, 這兩天特別來我家私人教授羊毛混纖技巧, 在 Mogi 遊走間, 製作了圍巾與背心.
Then the skills of textures making. With my own natural dyed scraps for one side and the other of plain ruffe.
They started the layout for scarf making on the first day.
Martin likes to make men's wear so this scarf is long for two rounds for himself.
Iris wanted a light one with just a little wool that's good for all seasons.
The second day we're into nuno felt making. Usually I do big projects in the open yard but there's noisy renovation next to my unit. So we've to move indoor.
You see who's the curious company all the time around us?
Mogi, "you have to put a light merino to cover the mulberry."
Student, "oh yes that can stick them together."
Mogi, "rub everywhere for 40 times that will make it felt easily."
That brat is my assistant !
After some rubbing, rolling and fulling...... the warp's finished.
Final touch for Martin's seamless vest. His fashion design idea makes the vest unique.
It's Martin's first encounter with wool felt. The seamless skill is what makes his curiosity. This may not be his pleased outcome but certainly he will develop inspiration in his collection.
The same tone of wrap and vest. Looks a nice set.