Thursday, April 29, 2010

Finished Pseudo Shirdak Pseudopodia Purse (Whew!)

 

 

 

 


Well, here it is...

...the finished purse.

I found some lining fabric that really complements the colors in the bag...

...but I'm not sure it photographs that way.

This time, I remembered to sew pockets into the lining before assembling it...

...creating one 'horizontal' and one 'vertical'(cell-phone-sized) one.

I placed two layers of 'denim blue' wool roving over the cut out pre-felt layers...

and felted it as usual (using floor underlayment as a resist).

When it was pretty well felted...

...I cut across the top of the resist and removed it.

I continued to felt the bag on the inside...

...then turned it 'right side out' and finished felting the design side.

You'll notice that one side is pretty much the negative of the other...

...because of how I cut the pre-felt piece.

It would be a bit more obvious if I had used a solid colored pre-felt...

...but I really like the gradation of colors.

I had a little more difficulty with the lining and strap sewing this time...

...mostly because I was hurrying to finish.

Next time, I'll cut the lining fabric a little wider at the top...

...and be a bit more careful with the straps (these are a bit wonky).

Overall, I really like it, though...

...and the technique is one I'll use again...

...it's pretty exciting!!





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6 comments:

carolina said...

HOOOO que bueno quedó terminado ,YO TAMBIÉN QUIERO UNA!!! ja ja ja!!!!!BESOS!!!!

Vilt à la Kim said...

wouw Heather, well done!! Congrats!!

Looks great.
Although I think you should call it a "Kize" a shirdak is normally like this but not felted togehter, but sewn...
But that's only a very small detail many other people make this mistake.

Heather said...

Thanks for the correction, Kim!

FeltersJourney said...

Heather, it is LOVELY! Very effective technique & Im definately going to have to start collecting old leather belts, they make fantastic straps
x

Valerie said...

I love this bag, Heather. You did a lovely job. Hope you had a happy Mother's Day. It sure sounds like it started out on the right foot! I love the photos of your daughters you send me. What a special time.
-xx, Val

dorie said...

thanks Heather for visiting my blog - this bag looks very strong. I like the colours and pattern.