Handmade Nuno* Felt Cowl or Neck Warmer
The soft colors in of this cowl reflect the shades of a summer morning’s sunrise. It’s a pretty piece to brighten a chilly winter day. Although very lightweight, this is surprisingly warm. The cowl is made from 100% sheer silk chiffon fabric with Superfine Merino wool, highly prized as one of the most comfortable wool fibers to wear. It is topped with white Tencel. Those are the shiny white fibers that wiggle around the neck warmer. This cowl can also be used as a headband, with or without a felted flower accent, (sold separately).
NOTE: The cowl is best not used in place of a Corona virus face mask.
The cowl can be hand-washed in cool water, with a mild soap, rinsed and laid flat to dry. Be careful not to agitate, machine wash or place in the dryer. Shape or block the cowl to measure 14” x 11” in diameter. It can also be left in a ‘scrunched’ condition, making it ready to go when dry.
Keep in mind though, that felt is not stretchy.
Nuno felting is the process of combining wool fiber with silk fabric to produce a strong but light weight item. It is also used when a fun texture is desired. The fact that wool shrinks and silk does not makes for an interesting rippled texture.