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.



























8 comments:

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

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  2. Vicki7:17 PM

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

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the colors and the shape.

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

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  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!

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

    Sandy

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  7. Ciao

    It's a lovely bag.


    Laura

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

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