Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fiber Art Finds From Germany ~ Part III

These fabulous felted wrist warmers were created by Berta Knab of the EigenArt collective in Uberlingen, Germany. I have seen a lot of nuno felt and I think that these are particularly well made. I love the crackling effect she's achieved with the colors. Also, I haven't seen this sort of "wrinkled look" for lack of better words. It takes the texture to another level and looks really cute the way it gathers around your wrist.

They're soft and very lightweight, just as you would expect nuno felt to be. They are also completely seamless which shows a real attention to detail. As a matter of fact, they are even reversible. The inside is a nice smooth slate grey.

I'm not the best hand model and it's challenging to take a pic of your own arm, but I wanted you to see how cute they look on.

You could also turn them around and have the cuff on the other end or no cuff at all. I love it when handmade items are versatile!

She had another pair where she had felted wild, curly locks on one end. I was so tempted, but in the end, these seemed a little more practical. Maybe next time I'm in Uberlingen I'll go wild!

Berta Knab's Website


WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, me likey!

Heather Woollove said...

These are wonderful!! When it starts getting cooler again, I'll want to try making some. (My hands always get so cold, sitting at my computer in the winter...but I can't even think of that now while it's so hot and humid here!!) XXO-