Monday, July 18, 2011

Negative/Positive Bags- Part 2 of 5

A close-up of the ruched synthetic fabric after felting.

 


A handmade glass button from last summer's Creative Felt Gathering.

 


The purse back.

 


The front of the purse.

 


Because I didn't realize that I had to pile the colored fiber on...

...the green roving is the only one that really showed beneath the floral fabric after felting.

I was happy that the black and white color scheme of the bag allowed me to use one of my glass buttons from last summer...

...but, you're right...the bubble should not be present (it was my first time working with fused glass.)

I used a cute, modern, black and white fabric for the pockets this time...

...making two shallow 'cell phone sized' ones on the inner flap.

As usual with messenger bags...

...I made the strap long enough to wear cross-body, or to tie in a knot, if desired.

Next time...Version 2...the negative copy of this bag!

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22 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

Love it!

Are you coming back to Michigan for this year's event?

Terrie said...

This is so pretty. I also want to do something like this to show the real flower pattern of underneath. Still wondering. Love this look.

vilterietje said...

wow heather, it's AB FAB!!!!!!i'm going to try this technic the next time, and i'm fond of bubbly glass:)

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--Thanks! Oh, yes...wouldn't miss it! :)
Terrie--Thank you! I hope you'll find a fun piece of fabric and try this.
Riet--I'm glad you like it! I'd love to see what you come up with!!

FeltersJourney said...

Very stylish Heather! Your button is perfect for this bag - I like the bubble :)
x

Rachel said...

Very successful - well done!

Michelle said...

Heather - I love nuno, this is lovely.
I've done rope handles but not a flat strap. How do you get such good edges on this strap, any tips. :-)

Voie de Vie said...

I do like how the black bag finished up, but I still like the light one better. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Hahaha...thanks!
Rachel--Thank you.
Michelle--Make sure you leave the resist in until the felt really starts to 'roll up' inside, then cut out the handle. Work gingerly, without moving it around too much, and hand stitch the strap along the cut edges before continuing to felt the bag. If you search in my blog for 'handle', you'll see lots of examples!
Denise--I'm very happy about that!! I did the black one as a 'trial one' before I started yours..to make sure that I knew how the fabric would work. :)

Ginny Huber said...

Wow! I didn't see Part 1 (yet) but I am in love with part 2's results! Wow, again.. All the choices you made look fab to me, too!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Ginny! I hope you'll like the white one, too! XXO-

GalaFilc said...

Amazing! I love your handbag!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Galina--Thanks so much! Tomorrow I'll be posting the white one.

Deneen said...

Absolutely beautiful. You are amazing.

Deneen said...

I saw the white one on Kathyrn's blog and it's stunning. I admit, I felt a pang of envy when I saw it.

Heather Woollove said...

Deneen--Thanks so much!!

Dawn Edwards said...

Ooohhhhh!!!! I love your new bag...It's gorgeous!!!! Perfect in every way!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Dawn!! You are too kind. :)
How was your vacation?!? Details, please!!

Valerie said...

I think this looks so sophisticated and lovely. You will be so proud to show this one off!
x, Val

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Val!

jan jakob said...

This is a test, this is only a test. In the event of a real message I would say "I love you",.....oh wait, I just did.

Heather Woollove said...

Thank you, silly boyfriend of mine!
(I love you, too!)