Post by frabjous fabrica on Jul 27, 2020 10:14:40 GMT
Having finally got my mojo back, and a commission for a nuno felted cowl scarf to boot, I've gone and dislocated my left - luckily(!), I'm left handed - and my arm is now going to be in plaster for at least six weeks. I suspect that felting generally, let alone nuno and using a resist, is going to be one of the things that are too difficult to do with minimal help from my left hand. However, having managed to completely dress myself this morning (including bra!) I thought that there might be a way, and who better to ask. I suppose I could try holding the tops between my knees and drafting whisps with my right hand. Turning everything over could well be the most difficult bit. Any ideas?
Wow, that is a pain both literally and figuratively. Can you not use your hand at all? when I have people in a class that have grip problems I suggest holding down the edge of the top and pulling away with the other. You can hold it down with the side of your hand or with something else. It might take some practice but it should work. I assume you know to cover your cast with a plastic bag so it doesn't get wet. You can roll with your feet or use the dryer with no heat. roll the piece around some rolled up damp towels and then wrap in a damp towel. 5 min at a time, then increase the time as it felts and fulls. I like to do a little final rolling by hand.
Sorry to hear about your injury. I hope it heals quickly.
If you use a lightweight board such as board insulation, you might be able to flip over using only one hand. I do minimal rolling and much more rubbing. Rubbing can be done with just one hand. It might take longer but you could do short sessions and rewet the felt when you come back to it. You might be able to lay heavy books or bricks on the wool roving and then use your good hand to pull shingles of wool off.