Friday, August 12, 2011

Hindu Deity Tote Bag- Part 1 of 3

Trimming the silk scarf into a circular shape using the resist as a pattern.

 


The scarf.

 


Adding roving underneath the edges of the scarf circle, and to the tote base.

 


More roving.

 


Laying out the handle section of the bag.

 


Wetting out the 'design side' of the project.

 


Since I'm working inside-out, this is actually the back side of the scarf.

 


My friend is a blue/green kind of girl...

...and since she's practically worn out the last felt tote that I made her...

...her August birthday seemed the perfect occasion to make her another as a gift!

From my 'scarf stash', I discovered a wonderful gauzy silk scarf...

...with the image of a beautiful Hindu deity on it.

I decided to use it as the design element on this bag...

...much as I did with the black and white messenger bags.

Using a circular resist, I trimmed the scarf...

...so that the image would be centered after cutting out the handle.

I ringed the resist with blue-green roving...

...to help the scarf felt well around the edges.

Next time: adding white roving and laying out the tote bag back.

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20 comments:

vilterietje said...

have no idea what a tote is, so i'm looking forward to the result!:)

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--It's a large purse with an open top (no flap or closure) used to carry 'stuff' like books or a sweater...like this one http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2011/03/gerbera-daisy-tote-bag-with-beading.html

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, this is beautiful. I can't wait to see the next couple of steps. I am really enjoying you adding the silk printed scarves to the projects. Your friend is going to love her gift.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Andrea! I hope you have a very successful and fun time at the festival!! XXO-

Rachel said...

Intriguing... I'm looking forward to seeing it develop!

Melissa Plank said...

Oh boy, I'm excited to see the wonderful finished bag. It's like magic!

Sandie Knapp said...

That scarf is really neat, it should make for a beautiful bag. But when do you not make beautiful bags? Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

I'm glad your Cleveland Brown's table runner was given a place of honor too. Very nice, obviously appreciated. :)

Kelly said...

Lovely!! I LOVE my bag you made me! I'm off to try and enjoy my last 3 days before work starts again......

Fiona said...

What a fun bag this will be...I love the color of the roving you are using- such a beautiful blend of blues and greens! You are so inspiring in your generosity...craft for giving...I need to do more of that! Looking forward to the next posts!

Patty Biermans said...

Great to use such a beautiful scarf. Can't wait to see the result. hugzz...peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks so much, ladies!!
Yes, Fiona-that roving (all used up now) was really nice...one reason why I keep risking S&W roving buys despite the occasional 'bleeder'! :)

vilterietje said...

thanks for the toty workshop:)

Heather Woollove said...

Hahaha, Riet...you're welcome! :)

Spinster Beth said...

Looking forward to seeing it finished ... the colors are lovely.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Beth!

Michelle said...

I so wish I was your friend and it was my birthday ;-). Roll on part 2 and 3.

Angela said...

lucky friend, can't wait to see this finished.

Heather Woollove said...

Michelle and Angela--You are both so sweet...thanks!

Vivian said...

this is looking gorgeous already, (like all your other projects), can't wait to see what it looks like finished.

I really like your baby blanket too. The dog and spider are cute and very unique, remind of Charlotte's Web, one of my favorite children's books.

Heather Woollove said...

Vivian--Thanks! Charlotte's Web is a favorite of mine, too. Since I'm never in a barn unless I'm at a Sheep and Wool Festival, I often think of that book when I'm among 'wooly goodness'!