Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Wool Felt Bag

 

This is where I landed. I am making a simple felted wool bag. It is the same pattern that I developed for the leather and lace bag shown here. The seams will be on the outside. I am almost done appliqueing the flower on to the bag.  These are hand dyed wools. I did the green for the stem and leaves and purchased the red eons ago. I treasure my hand dyeds. You can always use the teeniest pieces and they add such depth. They can be pricey but I think worth every penny.  This is not the completed flower. It will be three dimensional. There are a couple of ways I could go and I will experiment to see what works best. Sample flowers can always be used somewhere. 

This bag is for a friend in NH, one who has been particularly kind to our children so sort of a thank you gift. She doesn't have a clue and I know does not read this blog. I want to line this with some red poly. I don't think it will take long to do this. Then I may be on to another bag for a barter situation I have going on. 
That is the news today from the very, very cold Northern Tier of NY. I got up this morning to 21.5 below zero at about seven AM. Right now it is 0ยบ under bright afternoon sunshine. Brrrrrr......stay warm, Bunny


8 comments:

  1. brrrrrr sounds really cold there, in the UK we are having unusually warm weather. The bag is looking lovely sure you friend will be delighted.

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  2. I love felted wools. Such fun to play with. I like the contrast of the solid red and green against the houndstooth.

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  3. Bunny, that is so cold! I'm glad it's nice and cozy inside your home. I didn't like the idea of a heart on that fabric, but the flower idea is brilliant. It looks great now, but a 3-D flower is going to be quite lovely when it's done. I wish I could have wool in my home. Unfortunately the wool moths came with the house and are impossible to get rid of.

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  4. Love the black and white and red color combo!

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  5. Oh my goodness, that temperature is ridiculous! But, a wonderful reason to spend the day inside sewing...
    Your bag is going to be lovely, I love the tone of red you are using!

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  6. ~~shiver~~ Now THAT is cold!!!!!!!!!

    And your bag is COOL! Its turning out really cute & I look forward to seeing how you make it 3-dimensional next. You are SEW creative, Bunny!

    Stay inside & sew...stay warm!
    Hugs,
    Rett

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  7. Love the color scheme for that bag, I'm sure your friend will be very grateful for this beautiful gift.

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  8. Celsius or Farenheit? Great bag.

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