Friday, January 28, 2011

Wet-Felted E-Reader Bag

The layout.

 


Merino roving in lots of colors.

 


The finished, dried felt.

 


Trimming to size.

 


I know that you think you're safe from my Christmas projects, now that I'm done with the pillows...

...but I still have a few projects to show you that I made for gifts last year. Grin.

I had been on the fence about what to make for a sweet co-worker of mine...

...when she received an e-reader for a birthday gift.

"How perfect!", I thought...

...I'll make it a colorful outfit! :)

Since I wasn't sure about the measurements, I checked out some covers online...

...and one day, even surreptitiously measured hers while whe was out of the office.

I decided to make it a big larger than needed...

...in case she wanted to store the charger and cords with it.

Since she is a colorful girl...

...I made a large, flat piece of felt using merino top in lots of different colors.

I tiled the color sections...

...to give it a sort of watery look.

Next time...

...the finished bag.

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17 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

What tool do you use when you trim? I'm just curious since I've read a variety of objects.

Looking forward to the finished product.

vilterietje said...

it looks very promissing, so glad you didn't use the e-reader as a resist! love, riet:)

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--I absolutely LOVE my rotary cutter and mat. I started using one when I used to sew more, and it works just as well for trimming felt! Here's a post with a photo of the tools I use (the clear ruler is necessary, too). Sometimes they're sold as a set and you can use a Joann Fabrics coupon.
http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2010/10/silk-bits-pillow-cover-part-one.html

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--You always make me laugh!!XXO

Melissa Plank said...

Ooo, nice job felting, I can't wait to see the finished project!

Dutch Hollow said...

wow your felting is so professional and consistant.

I'll have to check out your other post about the tools you use too. Thanks!

Allison said...

Great photos showing the process. I too look forward to seeing the final product.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Melissa, D.H. and Allison!
I'm so happy that you all stopped by!

Julie Petty said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog...because it led me to you...looking forward to reading more!

Jackie said...

I've been thinking about making a kindle bag since I saw one(a Kindle) but I need my own to get the dimensions! Can't wait to see th e finished piece.

Heather Woollove said...

Julie--Welcome!! I'm glad you're here!
Jackie--If you check on a website that sells them, you can probably get pretty accurate dimensions. I guess the big decision is whether to make it for the 'stand alone' Kindle, or 'plus accessories'. XXO

nerospostandpatch said...

Hello! Wool is always so beautiful! I love your 'horseshoe' bag and wonderful pillows! I'm sure there is much more lovely things to see, so i'll be back!
Thank you for your visit!

Heather Woollove said...

Teje and Nero--Thank you for visiting me, too...you are always welcome!!

AllyB said...

Great design and wonderful colors. It always amazes me what can be created by felting fibers together. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, AllyB!! I'm so glad that Andrea celebrates Fiber Arts Friday. I've met so many nice fiber artists that way!!

Sandie Knapp said...

How thoughtful of you to make room for the cord and charger too. Very colorful indeed. I'm sure the recipient will LOVE IT! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie!