Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Art Of Wet Felting + Giveaway Silk Scarf "Flame"

If you have not yet met Monique from Dutchfeltart before then here is a chance to see not only her beautiful handcrafted items, and hear a little about where she lives, her love of felting ......Monique is giving away  a hand painted silk scarf "Flame" valued at $30 to one lucky winner.




Grey Merino Felt Set Scarf and Beret
Where do you Live
We Live inThe Netherlands in a very small historical city called Zierikee near  the sea. For 3 months me, Rob and Sanne ( our daughter)  in our new home which is great.

Where did you learn to do wet Felting
I started my interest in fibers when hubby decided to buy some sheep. I wanted to do something with the wool and started to learn spinning. We had a spinning group at our farm and I decided to have a workshop felting to the group. That’s where it started. I just tried to treat different fibers with water, soap and warmth and was amazed the way different fibers reacted to that

What exactly is wet Felting?
Felting is the process that single fibers stick together. By use of soap, warmth and a lot of muscle power the fibers will stick together to a strong piece of fabric. Because you need at least 3 layers of fibers to get a strong fabric you can also make use of the nuno-felting process, that is felting one layer of fibers on ( read through) a fabric, preferably natural materials like silk, cotton, hemp, linen. That results in a wonderful flexible and thin piece of felt.

Do you need special equipment to felt.
 There are a few tools you can make use of to quicken the process or to ease the muscle power you need a bit. The wonderful thing about felting is that anyone can start doing it without having to buy expensive equipment. Water, soap and wool are the basics.



What materials do you use
I use only natural materials and most of the time I dye the wool myself to get surprising colors. I mostly work with merino wool and silk, but also tencel (wood pulp) hemp, cotton and other natural materials. Depending on what you are making you must count on an hour or up to 3 for a scarf and a seamless felted coat like the example shown here took approx 8 hours.

Recently I found the fun of dying pure silk scarfs, It is amazing what brilliant color combinations you can get. I would like to offer the scarf Flame as a giveaway. I realise that there can only be one winner so if any one who enters this giveaway and would like to purchase  from my shop I will offer a 10% discount , just mention Silk Scarf.


WHAT DO YOU DO TO CHILL OUT
Hobbies are of course fibercrafts, we also enjoy long rides with our eco (electric) scooter, there you just can feel at one” with the nature around you. We are now looking for a boat because with all the water around us it would be wonderful to take boat trips in our free time. Another hobby is wwes, meeting creative people and supporting each other.





GIVEAWAY RULES

1. I would love you to follow my blog, this is not compulsory, but would make me smile:)


2. Please visit Monique's shop and heart your favourite item and or shop


 

3. Leave your name and contact details on your post.

4. You can enter as many times as you like

5. If you retweet/ facebook add your name again to the post

6. If you win this scarf will you keep it or give as a gift?



 A winner will be chosen with Random.org on the 16th July

Lastly  a huge thank you to Dutchfeltart for her generosity and sharing her love of Felting.

GOOD LUCK






 

100 comments:

EdgeInspired said...

What a wonderful article. Monique is so talented. It was hard to choose a favorite as everything is lovely!!

I love this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/35343204/felt-brooch-purple-with-a-pink-pearl

EdgeInspired.etsy.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a lovely feature on Monique! She is very talented and I'm happy to know her. This is a beautiful scarf - I will probably keep it for myself. :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Here is my favorite item from Dutch Felt Art:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/29444020/felted-bowl-vase-natural-colors

Thanks again! Theresa
(theresamacnaughton@gmail.com)

Whitesuggar's Creation Shop said...

Great article!! You must have lots of talent to create these beautiful arts!!

I love this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/37904804/nuno-felt-scarf-lavender-pink-and-lace

Thanks,
Yudelca
@whitesuggar in twitter!!

Ribasus said...

I hearted this item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/28380599/fairy-bouquet-wedding-maid-of-honor-felt
I cannot wear wool, but I can carry it! Love those flowers!

Elizabeth
walktothesea101@gmail.com

Ribasus said...

ReTweeted!

Elizabeth
walktothesea101@gmail.com

Ribasus said...

If I win the scarf, I will probably keep it. It is one of my favorite color ranges!

Elizabeth
walktothesea101@gmail.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I forgot to mention that I have been tweeting this giveaway in support of Monique. (twitter ID faerymoongodess). :) Theresa (theresamacnaughton@gmail.com)

Krishenka said...

Thanks everyone much appreciated

DonidoDesigns said...

beautiful scarf! i think i would probably keep it for myself, but maybe i would give it to my sister, since i know she would really love it

donidodesigns[AT]gmail.com

DonidoDesigns said...

i tweeted this giveaway as well

JudysDesigns said...

Krishenka, fabulous post and to such a well deserving artist! Monique from dutchfeltart makes incredibly beautiful one of a kind items that impress me each time I see them. I won't enter so someone else can have a chance as I recently got two of her scarfs. They are gorgeous, soft and beautiful! Best of luck to the lucky winner!

Stockannette said...

Following your blog now - hi!

Stockannette said...

If I won, I would keep that particular scarf for myself - now THIS one would be the perfect gift for my mom: http://www.etsy.com/listing/37847614/hyacint-purples-nuno-felt-scarf-ooak whose favorite colors are purples and lavenders.

Stockannette said...

Ooo, and I saw that JudysDesigns had tweeted this, so I retweeted.

elaine said...

I also like the Easter Decoration with the Felted Eggs-very unique!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

elaine said...

If I won the scarf I would defineately keep it for myself-so gorgeous!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Krishenka said...

wow great comments and Judy your in this is for all even if you have some of Monique's items !!

Moags and Smeet said...

I would keep it. :)

I think the poppies are lovely - very artistic.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/25393987/summer-poppy-merino-felt-silk-flower-2

~Moags (Laura)
moags.and.smeet(at)gmail(dot)come

gogirlusa said...

You are so sweet for offering this giveaway, Monique!! Your things are lovely!

I think this is SO adorable in your shop!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/24035951/wool-felt-bungy-bangle-earth

-Danielle Carr of Teddy's Tiny Tutus :)
gogirlusa@yahoo.com

gogirlusa said...

Ps...I would have to keep this awesome scarf because it's absolutely gorgeous!! :)

Maudies said...

Great feature. Lots of great info and insight into this wonderfully creative artist! Love her things. Right now, I would have to say this is my fav,

http://www.etsy.com/listing/24198256/felt-baby-bottle-cosy-warmer-dots

She was one of the first people I meet on Twitter and she is always supportive & informative.

I would have to keep that wonderful scarf all to myself and brag to everyone I know that it was handmade by a talented artist I know.

Thanks both of you for doing this!
Ann

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

I love Monique's work and have for some time now! My favourite is the Fairy bouquet wedding maid of honor felt flowers.

debyeo at hotmail dot com

P.S. I heart dutchfeltart on Etsy as dspdavey.

Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys said...

If I won, I think I would give this pretty scarf to one of the lovely women in my family!

debyeo at hotmail dot com

NGS said...

I love the Beautiful Reds - Nuno Felt Scarf Shawl Wrap. The colors are vibrant and stunning. I would totally keep this scarf for myself!
cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

Dutchfeltart said...

What a nice wake up to see all those lovely comments! Thank you so much and good luck all!
Monique

meeyeehere said...

Adorable Pink Nuno Felt OOAK Scarf which I heart and I follow you!Hope you are smiling!! The scarves made me smile
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

I would keep the scarf for myself because I am usually generous to a fault but I need a new scarf!

Earjeans said...

You've got some great items in your shop!! This is my favorite http://www.etsy.com/listing/24201327/nuno-felt-scarf-merino-silk-orange-and

My shop is earjeans.etsy.com and my email is earjeans@yahoo.com.

Wishing you much success!

Tasha LaRae

aj said...

I hearted the Birdnest with felted eggs (:


A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

Earjeans said...

Oh, and if I won, I would definitely keep it for myself but let my sister borrow it from time to time because I know she'd love it also!!

TigerLily said...

My favorite item in the store is probably this
Silk scarf, hand painted rainbow dyed. The color is pretty and fun, I could imagine wearing it everywhere..
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tigerlily's Book

TigerLily said...

If I win this scarf I would definitely keep it ;) Because I love the color, it's gorgeous and I never own anything in that color before so yeah, it's a keep ;p


YURI
(my email is on my blog's sidebar)
Tigerlily's Book

Jac-Ber Creations said...

I love the funny felt scarf in olive abd black!
I'm so impressed with the whole shop it was hard to pick something :-)

I would keep the scarf all for myself!
I follow you already :-)

jasmina100 said...

Wow what an interesting presentation !Thank you for entertening reading with my morning coffee ,I realy enjoyed learning about felting .Now we 'know' a bit more about Monique .Great read and beautiful blog ,I'm so happy to be able to browse here .
Have a great weekend to all and good luck with winning beautiful scarf .

Dovile said...

I'm already following, and my favorite item is the Nuno Felt Scarf - Marble - with free Necklace. I also hearted in, my Etsy name is dova113.

If I were so lucky to win the scarf, I'd keep it for myself:)

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm a new follower via Google :)

My favourite item is the 'Silk scarf, hand painted rainbow dyed' - I hearted it on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com
http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

Jasmine1485 said...

If I win this scarf I'll keep it :) It's such a fun splash of colour and I don't own anything like it. It'd be a great way to add some zazz to a plain outfit on a windy day.

Kate1485 at hotmail.com
http://ntfancy.blogspot.com/

eclairre said...

I like the Fairy bouquet wedding maid of honor felt flowers.

loyimidori said...

My fave piece would be Nuno Felt Scarf Lavender, Pink and lace! I would keep it for myself if I've won. :D

midorishadows89@gmail.com

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway!

I like the Silk scarf, hand painted rainbow dyed.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at]yahoo [dot] it

sabrita said...

I love this scarf and would keep it for myself. I also liked the Nuno Felt Scarf Marino Silk in Orange & Brown on the etsy shop. Thank you.

sabrita@juno.com

Krishenka said...

I almost wish I could enter this myself :) thanks so much everyone some fab comments

Janinay said...

I like this

http://www.etsy.com/listing/34540665/merino-felt-scarf-oilily-inspired

Janine

jusiplabninsky(at)yahoo.com

Janinay said...

I will keep it for the chilly months! :)

jusiplabninsky(at)yahoo.com

Cannaria said...

I`m following! And I think my favorite is the silk scarf, hand painted rainbow dyed!

ladyvogue_cannaria(at)yahoo.com

Cannaria said...

I think I`ll give it to my boyfriend`s mom. She`s looking for a scarf and I think it`s suit her!

ladyvogue_cannaria(at)yahoo.com

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

GFC follower

Deb ~ tnshadylady said...

Would it be selfish of me to say I'd keep it all for myself?! :)

Deb Anderson
tnshadylady at gmail.com

Jennifer P said...

What lovely products. Definitely an artist to create such beautiful things. I hearted the Beautiful Reds - Nuno Felt Scarf Shawl Wrap. I would definitely keep this wonderful scarf for myself. I follow you on google friend connect.
cspmom at gmail dot com

hegles said...

hi!i like this for shop for example!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/34336082/nuno-felt-silk-bowl-tea-light-holder

i don't know if the prize is for me or a gift...i decided at the moment ^_^

chiara ciofolo
hegles at inwind.it

hegles said...

i twit this giveaway
http://twitter.com/hegles

hegles at inwind.it

hannelore_cossins said...

beautiful stuff, I hearted the oililly inspired scarf because I love the colours. Following your blog now and will retweet once I worked out how to do it
astridsgarden@hotmail.co.uk

Ľubaša said...

I follow your blog
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I have hearted etsy shop as well as my fav item:
Large Unique Felt Silk Bowl Lime and Off white
ID Lubaska
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

If i win I will keep it for myself. I love scarfs. Lubica
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I retweeted @Lubaska (Lubica K.)
http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/18219605392
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Ľubaša said...

I posted it on FB wall:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1183939846&v=wall&story_fbid=133919426641500
Ľubica Kotmániková
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

CathyH said...

Beautiful things! I heart the shop and enjoyed your article, never knew much about felting
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

CathyH said...

i follow your blog now old buttons are so cool
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

CathyH said...

I know I would be so tempted to keep this beauty, MAYBE my sister will get it :) the colors are more me though
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

caronbc said...

Hi,
I am now a happy follower of your wonderful blog.
Thanks for this opportunity.

Glass of Many Colors said...

It's the *colors!* Monique's work is always colored right ...if you will lol. Her new undertaking with silks is fabulous! Of course the fav item in her shop would be this rainbow of colors that lends itself to a summer sunset over water shimmering and gleaming softly.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/28180682/silk-scarf-hand-painted-rainbow-dyed

If you won ....well of course the piece would go to my sweet wife! *smile* Best wishes to Krishenka and Monique and thank you for a wonderful feature piece!

Promoted on FB and Twitter to share with all our friends!

Sincerely,
Art & Beth
Glass of Many Colors Stained Glass

caronbc said...

Hi,
I have hearted many beautiful items (and shop), but my favourite is the blue night shawl/scarf, or maybe it is the red shawl/scarf. They are all beautiful.
Thank you,
Caron

caronbc said...

Hi,
If I won this beautiful silk scarf I would either be totally selfish and keep for myself or if my conscience got the better of me, the only person I would maybe share it with is my very best friend. We could do a roster (haha..)
Thanks again,
Caron

Krishenka said...

Wow thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments, sitting here with a big happy grin.

monica said...

i m following the blog! :)
monica

monica said...

my favorite item from the shop is the listing with

Nuno Felt Silk Bowl, tea light holder ivory, and i hearted the listing and the shop!

monica said...

Nuno Felt Silk Bowl, tea light holder ivory is my favorite listing from the shop!
left an heart for the shop and for the bowls!

monica said...

my tweet is done!

monica said...

it s on my facebook too now!
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/?ref=home

Lori Hillis-Jerome said...

The scarf is BEAUTIFUL!! If I win I will keep it for myself and wear it.......I follow Monique already on twitter and I have retweeted :) Now off to heart what I like most.........the entire shop!!

Jennie said...

I'm following your blog! i love this scarf the most from the rest of her stuff! name: jennie e-mail: prettyshrimpy@hotmail.com and i'd probably keep it for myself :)

Jaz.parks said...

I´m a new follower! :D
jaz.parks :D

Jaz.parks said...

my favorite item is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/24201327/nuno-felt-scarf-merino-silk-orange-and

:D

Jaz.parks said...

Hi,
my e-mail is: dani(dot)prmr(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jaz.parks said...

i´d keep it for myself, but my mom is going to wear it too. :D She loves scarfs!

Judy said...

The Nuno Felt Scarf Lavender, Pink and lace OOAK is my favorite. I love the colors and how soft it must feel. I also love the colors in the flame silk scarf giveaway. I don't know yet if i'd keep it or have you mail it to my wonderful daughter that lives in Belgium. She is so deserving of such a beautiful hand made treasury. My contact info is whynotrecycle@hotmail.com or visit my blog www.thisthatotherthingsshop.com
Oh, I'm hoping I'll win this one. Fingers crossed.

Katie said...

I added the Silk scarf, hand painted rainbow dyed to my etsy favorites! So beautiful! - bowsnbuttons
kkondek at gmail.com

Elena said...

I am already your follower (Elena)

queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

Elena said...

I hearted Monique's shop (endlessummer)

queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

Elena said...

If I win this scarf I will keep it for myself

queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

mom2girls said...

Oh my goodness, the Fairy Bridal Hair Piece, my daughter would LOVE it!!! It is just majic wow is all I can say, I needle and wet felt and I could not do that it is very intricate work.
tracyschultz@yahoo.com

Dutchfeltart said...

Thank you thank you thank you!! For your wonderful and sweet comments! Who ever may win the scarf, enjoy wearing it!
xoxo
Monique

Jenny Bolech said...

I'm following you on GFC and I hearted the shop and my favorite item (http://www.etsy.com/listing/34905733/adorable-pink-nuno-felt-ooak-scarf?ref=v1_other_2) as JennyBolech!

Jenny
jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Jenny Bolech said...

If I win I will probably give it as a gift (of course when I have it in my hands I'll probably feel differently!!)

Jenny
jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

sturberry said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
Follower!

sturberry @ gmail.com

sturberry said...

My fave item is Nuno Felt scarf Lavender, pink, and lace

sturberry @ gmail.com

sturberry said...

I would keep this for myself ;D hahaa

sturberry @ gmail.com

Surge said...

I hearted her shop as adrenaline09 :)

contact email: tsgiveaways(at)hotmail.com

Kelli Lee said...

My favorite item is the Adorable Pink Nuno Felt OOAK Scarf. Thanks for the chance to win!

kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

frugalisland said...

Great Scarf. Fabulous Colors. Good luck with your contest! On twitter @frugalisland

MissBohemia said...

Love Monique and her felted handmade creations are beautiful! My favourite item in her shop is the Black and Red Nuno neckwarmer!

thealexion@hotmail.co.uk

Beetle said...

I hearted this item.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/32435571/alpaca-handknitted-poncho-with

Lovely work. (Etsy name Eleanornellie)
thorandellie AT gmail d0tt com

Beetle said...

If I win, I'm not sure if I'll keep it or give it away. I would love to keep this scarf for myself, but I know my sister would also love it. So maybe I would give it to her!
thorandellie AT gmail d0tt com

Beetle said...

Thank you for offering such a spectacular item as a giveaway prize.
thorandellie AT gmail d0tt com

Dhesh said...

I hearted the Ivory Silk and Merino felt neckwarmer. I will keep this beatiful scarf for myself if I won.

dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

Krishenka said...

I posted the winner here earlier on and it seems to have vanished. We are having storms so might have something to do with it. Anyway the winner was number 83 Elena (Queenofpain) and I have sent her a mail. Congratulations

Thanks to everyone who too the time to enter Monique and I really appreciated your comments.

Dutchfeltart said...

Congratulations Elena! I will send you the scarf first thing in the morning! Enjoy!
Monique

phrannie said...

lovely! i hearted my fave - Nuno Fel Scarf in Olive and Stone

@FlamingBlingy
phranne[at]yahoo.com

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