Thursday, April 18, 2013

Beautiful Bea

Nuno Felted Garments and Jewelry - Spring 2013 from Beth Marx on Vimeo.
My dear friend and fitness instructor Bea, who is as beautiful on the inside as she is outside, volunteered to model for me.  Am I a lucky girl or what!  Bea of course looks gorgeous in whatever she is wearing but she is really looking sassy in my nuno felted garments.  And the jewelry is all my hand made creations too.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the items, just email me:  Thanks for taking the time to look around.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mermaid Nuno Felted and Shibori Dyed Tunic Top

As I was making this, I thought all the texture reminded me of a sea creature with tentacles or a mermaid with scales and long, flowy hair.  So I decided that after I finished felting it, it would be perfect dyed light blue with an over dye of grays and browns to make it look like a sunken treasure that was pulled from the sea.  

This is made all is one piece with no sewing and no seams.  

 I made this top using a resist.  I placed a layer of silk gauze on the resist and then a layer of white wool merino roving and then layered it with various textures.  Cute little pocket on the side.

 I dyed it a very light blue using the microwave oven as the heat source.  After that I soaked it in iron water and then wrapped it and shibori felted it in a pot of eucalyptus leaves.

 You can see all the texture from the shirbori wrap on the back of the tunic top.

I love all the texture and the colors.

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