November Meeting with Martien van Zuilen

Our November meeting saw the return to CQG of felt maker, Martien van Zuilen, who gave a great introduction into the colourful world of Nuno felting

Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fibres, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt.

After the demonstration we were able to get our hands on Martien’s gorgeous wool supplies and have a go at making our own pieces.

Also on the programme was a short introduction to Microwave Dyeing by Phil, who has been dabbling in shibori folding and stitching and using ‘Rit’ dye to imitate indigo dyeing. More on this simple technique next year…


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