Nuno Felting Tutorial… and giveaway!

October 06, 2011, 13:48 pm  Posted by Lark

My adventures with felt have mostly been the craft felt kind, with an occasional foray into needle felting. But I have to admit, the techniques in Catherine O’Leary’s From Felt to Fabric are pretty darn tempting.

Here’s a sneak peek into Catherine’s technique for creating nuno prefelts, a fun way to combine felt and fabric (my other favorite!) with all kinds of design potential:

Creating Nuno Prefelts


Want to learn more? Enter for a chance to win a copy of From Felt to Fabric. Just leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EST on Monday, October 17. Any comment is fine—though we’d love to hear about a favorite felted item you’ve made! One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and notified by Wednesday, October 19.

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28 Responses

    Ooooh, I’ve never tried this technique before, either! Definitely not one of the well-known felting techniques.

    Ehynick says:

    I am new to sewing and have been noticing a lot of buzz around Felt.  I never knew it went past making awful holiday decor in elementary school.  I am completly intrigued!!

    Another adventure I have yet to try – would love to win a copy of this book – thanks for the opportunity!

    Suze says:

    I would be in unfamiliar territory here but what fun to try a new craft. I’ve always loved felt.

    martinmosaics says:

    I love felt…always have; even before I knew that shrinking a sweater was felting  :-)
    I have been unable to use my creativity for so long due to responsibilities. But, I plan to make some changes in the near future! I think if I continue to deny myself of my creativity I will shrivel up and die….so I’m determined not deny myself of the very joy I was created to experience in the sewing arts.

    Debbie says:

    Looks VERY interesting. This is something I would try if I had the book to encourage me. :)

    Melissa says:

    Thank you for your generous giveaway.  I look forward to trying out the illustrated technique and exploring others in the book.

    justval says:

    That book looks amazing! What a great way to be creative during those cold winter days and nights. I love to play with fabrics so this would be right up my alley. Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway!!!

    Kelly Massman says:

    I would really love to learn how to do this. I just love the projects I’ve seen with this technique!

    lorraine says:

    everything ive ever felted has turned out wonky..i still love it anyhow..id love to learn how to needle felt

    lorraine says:

    everything ive ever felted has turned out wonky..i still love it anyhow..id love to learn how to needle felt

    Kathy Davis says:

    The only felted item I have ever made is coasters. One summer I helped 20 high school special needs students felt the wool to make the coasters.  I didn’t know what else to make with all that wool. 

    MarshaNealStudio says:

    I’m a bit obsessed with all kinds of felt art projects… Especially love it when there are beads and other things added to it!

    Volmom12 says:

    My favorit felted item is a purse I made from a felted sweater. It has a grey background with  multi-colored stripes, and I used the sweater’s collar for the flap. I can’t wait for the cooler weather, so I can carry it again!

    Christina Wright says:

    I love making scarves with this technique! 

    Penney Klaproth says:

    Holy moly!  I saw wet felting for the first time a few weeks ago at a festival and I find it fascinating!  I would love to have a copy of this book. Thank you for offering this give-away.

    Donna C. says:

    ooh thank you; can’t wait to try it.

    Geezbees75 says:

    I have seen so many cool felted projects but never had a clue how it works.

    Heidi says:

    Wow, I haven’t felted anything. However, I have carded llama wool and colored it with kool-aid.  Where did that go?  I’m going to have to search.

    Renee says:

    This looks like a good book, and a good technique.

    Ksukeena says:

    I’ve made felted beads. Fun. Want to do more

    Readerwoman says:

    I am learning new techniques all the time, and this one seems VERY intriguing! My favorite projected was a felted crochet hook pouch. I crocheted the project, felted it, and sewed a lining in it for the hooks! Great fun.

    Ann McElroy says:

    I would love to see what she is dong with nuno felting. love to keep learning about felt.

    BethBeads says:

    I love how felted fabric looks. I saw a dress made of it and I was mesmerized, I told myself that I will learn to do that some day!

    teresa says:

    I made two Nintendo DS or check book size carriers/purses out of recycled felted sweaters.  Looking forward to learning how to nuno felt.

    Karen says:

    I have just made a pumpkin from an orange jumper I felted – gave it away as a pressie! May have to make another one for me!

    Cari says:

    I have felted before.  I’m trying to master nuno felting now.

    Anna Belkina says:

    I want to try felting!

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