I made a little something for my youngest the other day that I'm really loving. It's a little vest that I nuno-felted for her using some natural wool locks from a farm here in Minnesota, and some silk I hand-dyed using beans.
It's hard to tell from the photos, I just couldn't get a great picture of it, but the silk is a lovely tan color. I'd previously gotten blue from the beans but I must have done something differently and ended up with tan. No worries though, it worked out great for this project.
The wool locks were almost white with dark brown tips and I felted them in such a way that the tips were arranged in lines. The silk shows through in these areas and I kind of dig the effect.
The asymetrical collar closes with a button I made out of a deer antler that my father gave me. The vest has a "cavebaby" vibe to it so I figured the antler button would be perfect.
I really love the way it turned out and now that I have a little practice under my belt maybe eventually I'll be able to make something in my size. I give a big "hats off" to you nuno-felters out there, this was some hard work, but the results are so much fun.
You can bet I'll be trying this again soon.