Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hindu Deity Tote Bag- Part 2 of 3

Adding white roving...

 


...and wetting it out.

 


Laying out the reverse side of the bag.

 


Adding more layers of roving.

(The red fiber tells me where to cut when it's time to remove the resist.)

 


After trimming out the handle.

 


Stuffed and drying.

 


See how the white roving behind the scarf allows the design to be seen?

 


If you read my negative/positive messenger bag posts...

...you'll remember that I used green roving behind the fabric...

...as a way to 'color' the leaves.

With this project, I did essentially the reverse...

...backing the fabric with white roving...

...in order to showcase its intricate design.

For the back side of the tote...

...I laid out roving in a circular pattern.

(A look I like with these totes.)

Next time: the finished bag.

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16 comments:

Patty Biermans said...

Oóóóóóhh....áááááhhhh, what a béautiful bag! You have a great feeling for design, my compliments on this one. hugzz...peebee

Abigail Thomas said...

this is wonderful; your skills are just amazing! everytime i come to check your blog you are doing such amazing felt work.

Heather Woollove said...

Awww shucks, Peebee and Abigail! :)
Thank you for the lovely comments. I think you'll like it even better, though, after you see it blocked and nicely shaped.

Kelly said...

Amazing! I love how the design shows through!!I am looking at silk scarves in a whole new light!

Rachel said...

That's delightful. It shows the pattern very well.

Vilt à la Kim said...

great result Heather!! you are a bag specialist .

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly, Rachel and Kim!! :)

vilterietje said...

slowly, very slowly, i start to follow yor instructions, last week i took a workshop: thinking inside out (or the other way around:)
love the bag!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Riet! Yes...it takes a little getting used to..
making things this way...but it's a fun surprise when you finally see it finished! XXO-

whendidibecomeaknitter said...

I think that's incredibly cool! I can't wait to see the finished bag!

Dawn Edwards said...

Wowie-Zowie!!!! I love this bag! It's one of my all time favorites! You are so talented.

Hugs,
Dawn

Suzanne said...

Outstanding job Heather! Truly an amazing bag.

Heather Woollove said...

Keri--Thanks!
Dawn--Hahaha...can't wait to see you!!!!!!!!!
Suzanne--I'm glad you like this one!

Terrie said...

You're always so talented and creative. What's more is you're generous to share with us. So inspiring and I'd try it.

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie--I think you would LOVE making these, as much as you are now the "Queen of all things Nuno"!! XXO-

FeltersJourney said...

This is fantastic Heather! I'm working back through posts after being away, so saw the finished piece first.. lovely to see your process now.
The design shows through beautifully, and the colours you have used for the body of the bag compliment it perfectly! Absolutely love this piece! xx