Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Nuno-Felted Clutches

Designed and handcrafted by Kim Buchheit.
Over the weekend I made these fun little nuno-felted clutches to carry art supplies, make-up, or other goodies in style. These purses were handcrafted of merino wool and silk, with no-sew construction. Magnetic clasps and felted flowers are the finishing touches. (Felting tip: For this project, I used an inexpensive resist material that you can pick up at the grocery store: freezer paper! It works great and you can use your sewing machine to create larger resists as needed.)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Nuno-Felted Crop Top

Photos © Mike Buchheit
This no-sew, seamless top was nuno felted with silk and merino wool. I made some pre-felts first and cut out the flower petals in order to control the design a bit — arranging them on both the front and back. The piece shrunk a bit shorter than I intended, so improvisation was required for the photo shoot. :) This crop top can be worn alone for the brave-of-belly, or layered over a blouse, tank top, or camisole.