I am rather new to wet felting in general so I really lack significant experience. But I know that can't be forced and takes time to practice.
My current Holy Grail of wet felting is a ruffled scarf.
I have seen similar scarfs like this one - http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheenara/4 ... 7/sizes/l/" target="_blank and that was all that was needed. I fell desperately in love.
I know it would be easier to buy myself one - but being a crafts person for long period of time - I know the full satisfaction will come only if I learn to make something similar myself. Then I will be pleased both with the scarf and new skills learned. (One of those little non-material pleasures that feed the soul. )
I tried to make a scarf using nuno felting and I wasn't able to get nice rich ruffles. Of course, I had this little trick - I have used all kinds of support while drying my scarf so now while dry it seems like it has some kind of ruffles but I know these ruffles would go away as soon as I would wet my scarf.
I don't know, maybe all ruffled scarfs are that way and I live in an illusion they are not but still I can't help myself believing there is a way to making reliable and permanent ruffles.
At this point I am pretty much sure the layers should preferably be thinner. And I am pretty much sure that orientation of the fibers is the key.
So at this point I am desperate to hear all suggestions and advices you might have to offer. And I will be most grateful.
So, my main question for you is - What do you do to get nice rich reliable ruffles?