Nuno ways

Well time to get down to some serious design work and making more Nuno.I am always interested in differing combinations of fibre, cloth, silk, silks woven non woven etc.

True to form I swatched and swatched and swatched  some more until I got the combination for the look I wanted.Had I wasted time I do not think so because if I had run with the 1st combo I would  been disappointed with the end result,as it is I am happy.

So after listening very carefully to what felters old and new wanted from a book even when they cannot understand the language it is written in,is lots of images then they can follow and also simple on trend design that enables them to make something to wear without all the sewing problems.

To this end I have spent months designing tops and skirts and along with a company are turning these into templates.The idea behind these is we do not want patterns we want templates so if you are a size 12 you get that size and then whatever felt you are using ‘winter weight or nuno’ and you know the shrinkage ratio you simply scale up the template by that percentage.You will felt back and front and hey presto will have an ‘on trend garment ‘in your size.

How to now get them out to you is the next hurdle –do we print them all on one large sheet and post,do we sell each one on its own sheet,or do we do pdf downloads where you print it out stick the A4 sheets together and then use your template .I don’t know AND IT IS BUGGING ME THINKING ABOUT IT.

But today I have done my favourite top for the book the colours the echoes of my hills apart from half way through silk selection I looked up to see down the valley the biggest cloud come over the tops and hurtle towards me snowing ferociously the wind howling but you know what the AGA at my back the fibres in my fingers and the snow in my vision I was in heaven  and enjoying myself.The moon is full and lovely tonight the baby lambs are bleating in the barns up and down the valley I saw triplets just born yesterday oh gosh so adorable.From peewits and lambs to snow and ice and winds and full moons in 1 day not bad.Image 


4 thoughts on “Nuno ways

  1. If this is for the book, could you have a pocket on the inside back cover and fold the templates up and put them in there?Depends on how many you have – they could be too thick (though you could print them on thin paper).



    1. Hi they are not for the book and as we self publish hard to know how to include these anyway.
      They will run alongside the book you will not need them to do the pieces in the book .
      It is just something I have been asked for over and over again and finally doing it.


  2. Yes, I love the idea of the templates Chrissie. Possibly, do it both ways. For those who want the instant gratification (that would be me…still working on the patience;-))), I’d love to be able to pay, download right away, and get to it;-) But, for others, they’d probably just as soon wait for it to arrive in the mail and possibly not have to do all the taping. Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with…will be most exciting.

    Snow, AGA, and I’m sure you must have hot chocolate to go with that, don’t you Chrissie? Just wouldn’t be right otherwise;-)))

    Big hugs to you,


    1. Oh Dawn what can I say, cannot wait to meet ,met so many Dutch fellers at the weekend who previously were only names to me it was so lovely and the exhibition I keep thinking about it –marvellous .
      I do have Hot Chocolate an Australian one in a big glass mug with dare I say it fresh cream on top,yummee yummee.
      Just finishing off this Nuno then it is onto the next and I have exhibition stuff to do as well
      Take care xx


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