Master class: creating a patchwork mosaic in the technique of NUN-LIGHT

Today we will tell how to create one of the variants of the mosaic (or patchwork) pattern in the felt.

For the work we need the following materials:

  1. Decorated surface.
  2. Contrast sewing threads p / e.
  3. Pieces of fabrics for decoration. I have here natural chiffon and satin, artificial satin, several types of guipure, panne, artificial chiffon, fabric-mesh.
  4. Sequins, bulk yarn.

Guipure three colors:


Fabric mesh:

In this case, filmed the process of decorating sleeves for coats. Here is laid out vertically reinforcing layer of viscose and two diagonal layers of wool. For our decor layout is not critical. You can decorate a bag, hat, rug or felt vase, and wool and layout can be completely different. The main thing that we need to do - it is very high quality wet and squeeze the wool. I use soapy water and press my hands with a towel and a towel through a thin film (garbage bag).The base under the film should be absolutely smooth, without loose dry places, with undesirable large amounts of water, it is hard to work on a very wet layout.

Lay out the contours of the future pattern on the prepared basis with sewing threads.

We decide what fabric in which "window" will live. To do this, we take trim fabrics (you can put the pieces of the edge) and arrange them at will. Rearrange this way and that so that the fabrics alternate beautifully. If we make clothes, we make sure that in certain places there are no too bright or hard fabrics. For example, it is logical to put dark pieces on the waist, and on the elbows, collar, neck, sequins are not needed.

When we are happy with the sketch, we add texture details. Under the chiffon lay out the sequins, under the guipure and pan-velvet - pieces of bulk yarn, under the artificial silk satin put nothing. You can also laminate nepps, weaks, rovings, pieces of dense tissue, and so on.

After we have laid out our "treasures", we begin to carefully lay out the fabric, according to the "purchased tickets." Remove the piece of marker, put in its place a piece of cloth.Fabric can be cut along the contour or make pieces of arbitrary shape and then drape them into folds. It all depends on the properties of each fabric and your ideas. Between the tissues leave the track, 1.5 cm wide unclosed base. We moisten a little with water and press it through the bag.

When all the pieces of fabric lie in their places, we find the tips of the threads with which we drew a sketch, and easily draw them out from under the drawing.

In the intervals between the pieces of fabric lay out fine strands of wool. Wool should cover the edges of the fabric.

On dry wool lay out the contour of our mosaic. I have a mesh cloth, meticulously cut into strips. You can sprinkle it with thin strands of wool to better lie down.

Once again, sprinkle everything with water, cover with a bag and press. Remove the package and admire the beauty. If the wool has spread and strongly climbed on the fabric - with fingers gently knock it closer to the contour. The main thing is not to accidentally open sections of tissue (especially artificial), they can move under the machine and not roll down.

We pass our layout VSM. So that everything gets a good quality - I first buzz a little through the bag,then I shoot it and I work for a long time "on living", I try to rearrange the machine in different directions, I buzz for a very long time, "rolling" the machine from the heel to the toe.

When all the fabrics are well meshed with the surface - you can continue felting in your usual ways. From myself I recommend skating in a roll to the final result. Of course, it is long and rather difficult, but then the wool will crawl through the fabric to a minimum, while maintaining the texture and beauty of the materials.

This is the result of the texture.