Friday, March 4, 2011

Poppy Flower/Raw Fleece Purse- Part 1

Laying out the bag back and flap.

 


Raw Icelandic fleece.

 


The bag front and inner pocket flap.

 


Cutting the handle.
 


I regularly participate in Clasheen's felt and fiber swaps...

...and this time, I was paired with Nicola, herself!

Knowing that she's a green-loving girl...

...I wanted to make her a bag that she'd really enjoy using.

I laid out white and green wool roving...

...and added my version of poppy flower accents.

I placed a wild blob of raw Icelandic fleece on the back of the bag...

...and a 'beard' of it on the bag front.

Next time...

...the finished bag!

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17 comments:

vilterietje said...

heather, i don't know what to think of your bearded bag? my husband is scottish and on his kilt he wears a bearded bag, called a sporran. Bur i don't see any poppies on it hihi:)

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--I make no secret of the fact that I really cannot draw at all.
Alas, those red and black things on the bag flap ARE my poppies!! :)
I hope you'll like them better when you see the finished purse.

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I can't wait to see the finished piece. I really do enjoy your posts where you show the development then the reveal.

Eager to get to work so I can hurry home and check my mailbox.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Tamara said...

Lovely purse and the poppies are great!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Andrea and Tamara!!

Melissa Plank said...

Your felting is great, I love that you're showing us step by step. Have a great week!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Melissa...hope your week is great, too!

clasheen said...

You know me so well Heather!!! I just LOVE this bag and considering I have two pairs of red shoes, two pairs of red boots and one pair of red clogs the poppies were an inspired touch!!!!! For those of you interested in a sneak preview of the finished bag in it's home setting here it is! http://www.flickr.com/photos/28367475@N02/5396030052/in/set-72157608081700918/ XXX

Allison said...

I like seeing the process of making the bag. I look forward to seeing the result!

Ginny Huber said...

This bag is so marvelous. Lucky Nicola. Thanks for your process photos and clear explanations. And, I think
vilterjetje meant that on her husband's bearded bag she doesn't see poppies! Yours are a great addition!

AllyB said...

Very pretty purse. Love the green and the icelandic fiber is very nice. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Needle and Wheel Designs said...

Awesome!

jessecreations said...

I'm interested to see how it turns out when it's all finished!!

Jess

Spinster Beth said...

I know I'm supposed to comment on the FAF post, but I really love that white scarf from your Wednesday post!

Heather Woollove said...

Nicola--Yes...we definitely both love our colorful shoes, don't we?
Thanks, Allison!
Ginny--Hahaha...it wouldn't be the first time that Riet and I miscommunicated! She admired a wild vase some time ago and I thought she was kidding! :)
Thanks Ally, NaWD, Jessie and Beth!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Love it. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, KBG!!