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New crafting video uploaded despite audio alerts!

Nuno felt eco printed closeup.jpg

Don’t you love it when you’ve promised yourself an early night and have everything nicely uploading to YouTube, for a smooth publish, including subtitles and a nice little hand-made thumbnail – then listening to the newly published video you realise some of the background music is more foreground music? When you listen to the video, you are suddenly jarred into alert!!

Gawd.  So what do you do?  Stomp around swearing with a-gnashing-of-teeth?

I sure felt like it.  But would be the point of that?  I’d end up with high blood pressure and a few years of enamel ground down off my molars, and I’d still have to re-upload the video.  I mean, I wouldn’t want anyone watching it with headphones to have their eardrums blasted into their amygdalas.

So, deep breath, stoic expression, shuffle around on typing chair and off we go again.

Back into Premiere Pro, fine-tuning the audio gain, re-compressing for YouTube, waiting for half an hour for re-compression only to find the pc’s been waiting for me to answer “do you want to save over your old file?” “YESSSS!!!”. Back to lounge for another half an hour.  Upload and wait for two or so hours, while I re-write the tags, but thankfully only paste the description as at least one part of me had been alert during the process.

So, now it’s all loaded, with subtitles re-edited, and a nice new end template to boot.

YouTube have kindly notified Twitter, who is kindly posting on my Facebook page, so all I have left to do is notify a couple of other felting and eco-printing sites and I’m good to go – to bed that is.

It’s way past my bed time and of course, it coincides with the one day I’ve arranged to start walking with my husband at some crack of dawn hour tomorrow morning!

Having had a proper whinge now though, (and thank you for reading this far, I really appreciate you ‘listening’), I must say, I love the video.  It isn’t long, but I think it’s quite a good tutorial.  I mean, if you like felting and eco-dyeing and want to learn to make a nuno felt scarf that you can eco-dye for extra dimension and colour, it’s definitely the video for you! Check it out here.

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Iris inspired nuno felt scarf

Home made cranberry chocolate (and hazlenut coffee).

Home made cranberry chocolate (and hazelnut coffee).

Today after planting out some herbs, fetching dog food, cooking a roast dinner, and testing some new chocolate moulds with cranberries in dark chocolates, I made another nuno felt scarf.

I really loved the poppy inspired scarf that I made for the art expo the other week, so I thought I would make another one only using a different flower for inspiration.

This time I went for an iris.  Yesterday I hand dyed some silk tops and hankies in yummy turquoise, indigo and green so I had some additions for my network scarf (that I blogged about yesterday).

I had plenty of silk left, so I used this to embellish the iris on one end of the scarf, and used a couple of the silk hankies for ‘iris’ shapes on the other end.

Using the beautiful blues and greens silk rovings I added highlights to the borders and a few inlays along the scarf length on which I’d first laid fine cream 15 micron merino rovings.

This is the scarf half-felted:

Iris scarf bubbly

And here’s the finished result, modelled beautifully by the lovely Jill.  Thank you Jill.

Open weave Thai scarf – great to felt!

Today I woke up bright and early, thanks to a reasonably early night.  The sun was shining and it was a perfect day to make some felt.

Wool and open weave scarf

Wool and open weave scarf

Taking the lavender open weave Thai scarf that I recently hand-dyed, I chose some matching and complimentary colours and got to work on the layout.

The scarf length was a tad shorter than I’d begin with, being 150cm, but I added some wool to make tassles and after playing around with the layout until I was happy, began felting.

I had to work it harder than when I felt onto silk chiffon or tissue silk.  I think because the cotton used for each part of the weave is tightly wound, and therefore harder for the little strands of wool to thread through them.

It’s not the first time I’ve worked on an open weave cotton, and I always like the finished result, despite wondering if it’s going to ‘stick’ together half way through lol.

Layout for cotton open weave scarf

Layout for cotton open weave scarf

There’s a picture of the finished scarf below showing both sides of the scarf and the tassles at each end.

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Nuno scarf on open weave cotton scarf

Nuno scarf on open weave cotton scarf

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