Saturday, January 20, 2007

Felt bag

I decided to make a felt bag last weekend; to see if I still could and also to use some dyed wool which I bought at The Knitting and Stitching Show in the autumn. I thought you might like to see some of the stages. Starting to lay out the wool over a cardboard template. I have used warm water and soap to ‘glue’ the fibres together for the first stage. I washed it out with diluted white vinegar at the end.

I am so pleased with my charity shop find, a rigid plastic CD stand. Just the thing for throwing the wool onto for the final felting stage.Below is the bag without its final decorations.Making felt balls using a felting needle and the rolled cords for the finishingsI made an insert to give the bag a firmer base. I am pleased with the end result, but my stern critic, you know who, says I should spend more time on the design stage, which is why I am thinking of taking an Access to Art and Design Course next autumn.


  1. It's a lovely bag. Love the subtle colors.

  2. Vicki7:17 PM

    It's a beautiful bag! I love the colors and texture. Thanks for sharing the steps.

  3. Gorgeous! Love the colors and the shape.

  4. Love the bag, Jackie. Thanks for showing how you did it.

  5. Why one earth do you need to take and art and design course when you are so talented already (with C&G too). Your bag is fantastic!

  6. Jackie nice work ... I really love it


  7. Ciao

    It's a lovely bag.


  8. Absolutely beautiful! The wool colors you chose are just divine.


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