Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Clutch Love" Giveaway

 

 

 

 


After some felting, and when the piece passed the 'pinch test'...

I cut a slit in the felt and removed the resist.

I rolled and squeezed and threw it...

...until it was fully felted.

Because I used two thin layers of merino, not batts of wool this time...

...the bag is not as thick and immobile as the yellow one.

This made for a felt clutch with a pleasing thickness and weight...

...but it also resulted in a rather unexpected bag shape!!

Instead of cutting a slit in the flap this time...

...I cut a star pattern so that the tube closure would remain round, even when the bag is closed.

In thinking about the utility of this bag...

...I realized that an inner lipstick or key pocket would make this more functional (and you know how much I love that!!). :)

I'll post photos of the pocket and finished bag on Friday...

...but in the meantime, if you would like an opportunity to own this bag, please leave a comment on this post.

It's important that you include an e-mail address or a way for me to contact you...

...and I will be closing the comments and drawing a winner on Friday morning.



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4 comments:

Deb at Merciful Hearts Farm said...

I'm loving the final picture but also the description of how you adapted things when the felting was a little different than your expectations. The star vs. slit on the closure was also great - don't you love thinking on your feet?

Unknown said...

The closure on this is very interesting. I also like the look of the sari threads.

Mariana said...

it is indeed a peculiar bag... the shape... but very cool too! well done you!

Cameron said...

Heather, You are a great one to talk. Look at the wonderful fiber choices that you make. Love your clutches. I am such a lazy old thing that I carry the same old purse, I need to get more "stylin" with my clutch gear. Thanks for the nice comments. Your blog is a great treat for me. Glad you stopped in so that I could find you. Hugs, Cameron