Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Silk, Wool and Dyed Blue Locks Bag- Part 2

The open bag in all of its orbicular beauty! :)

 


Notice the pearlescent, vintage button.

 


The finished bag with the flap closed.

 


The bag back with its dyed blue locks 'tail'.

 


After felting a purse like this...

...there's one important step that I haven't talked much about...

...and that's blocking.

It's important to pull the bag into shape with your fingers while it's still wet...

...then stuff it with fabric, in order to hold it in place while it dries.

After drying overnight, I remove the fabric (usually cloth placemats)...

...and finish drying it, empty, so that the desired shape is preserved.

I'm happy with the cute egg shape of this bag...

...and the way the locks and multicolored roving coordinate with each other.

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24 comments:

Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Świetna tym bardziej, że kulista.

Dawn Edwards said...

Good morning buddy,

Well, that's more like it;-) This bag is fantastic!!! Just read your "Superwash" post from yesterday (what a nightmare...from time, creative energy, hassle and poor customer service standpoints.) Glad you had a better day and outcome with this bag.

Big Hugs,
Dawn

Heather Woollove said...

Z-t:Puffy kształt jest miły.
Dawn: Thanks!XXO-

Patty Biermans said...

It's a great bag! Love the colors and I think it's just right for a walk in the town on a springmorning when the sun is shining and the birds are singing! The smell of new leaves and fresh baked bread from the shop. Mmmmhhhhh. Hugzz..Peebee

Cash en Els said...

This back, it a cute one. The tail on the back, makes me smile ;-))

Love from the Hague, Els

Heather Woollove said...

Peebee--You are so poetic!! I would love to live in the world you describe!!
Els--Thanks! I think the tail is funny, too. Felt fashion doesn't have to be too serious, right? XXO-

Terrie said...

Awesome. Just love the color very much and the shape of the bag is full. So lovely.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terrie. I love working with variegated roving, and this silk one (a swap gift) was especially nice. XXO-

FeltersJourney said...

Oh Heather this bag is GORGEOUS! My favourite so far.. love the blues & the silk xx

GalaFilc said...

Fantastic... beautiful and unique!!!

vilterietje said...

love the purse! great shape, you did realy well:)
maybe you van use the miss felted project of your last blog as a start for an easternest for hens?
love, riet

primdollie said...

I am in love with this bag!! absolutely fabulous! Love the tail too! so very fun!!! and very YOU! The shape is perfect..... now I need to make a new bag too!! I really hope soon at least during my spring break!!
Sorry about the not so fun issue with the superwash issue how sad and not so very nice response!! Yikes!! yes would not order from their again!! Glad this one worked out beautifully though!! :)) xo

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks Deborah and Galina! Blue is not my one of 'my' colors, but I am very happy with this project.
Riet--Yes!! Maybe all of my disasters can be animal beds of some kind?!?! :)

Vicki W said...

It's fabulous!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Vicki!

Heather Woollove said...

Linda--Yes...we most definitely will make a purse while you're visiting!! XXO-

WonderWhyGal said...

I adore the blue. Yes, I read the post from yesterday. I good lesson to keep in mind. Sorry it ruined what would have been an amazing project. Yikes! Well...don't toss the superwash away...as a spinner, I know many of us who would eat it up to spin.

Just learning to felt, I haven't had to find a large quantity/low cost wool supplier yet...a major lesson you've imparted to us.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--I did send back the Superwash. They will replace it pound for pound with wool roving, but no extra for my time/expense/failed projects...so at least I will have supplies again.

karen said...

wonderful work and I love that word, ''orbicular''!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Karen! Oh, how I do love WORDS!!!

Viltalakim said...

a beautyfull bag!! I always stuff my bags up with old towels..... well done congrats!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kim!!

Angela said...

The colours on this flap are fab fab fab!

Heather Woollove said...

Angela--Thanks! The roving that I used for this bag is a 'gift that keeps on giving'! I've made quite a few lovely projects with it, and I never would have chosen it myself!