Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bag With 'Resist-Dyed' Accent- Part 1 of 2

Blue wool roving layer.

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                                             Adding light- and dark-purple layers.


                                             Next, a pale lavender layer with blue tussah silk accents.


                                            Stuffing the handle with a core of wool roving to round it out.


                                           The finished bag front (as yet unadorned)...


                                                        ...with the flap 'up'...
                                                     

                                                          ...and from the back.

 

This messenger bag is one that I made for a swap recently...

                           ...and I used layers of different colored roving to build depth in the finished felt.

I wanted the strap to be quite round and firm this time...

...so I stuffed the cut out handle with a 'filling' of wool roving.

Next time: the resist-dyed addition...

...plus another tagua nut button!

                                   
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6 comments:

Rachel said...

The variations in the colours of the layers will make for a wonderful flecked appearance - lovely!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel! XXO-

Patty Biermans said...

I like the round handle and the different layers... hugzz...peebee

Clasheen said...

Don't forget that if you want a very strong round handle Heather you can always stitch cotton cord inside instead of the roving!

Kelly said...

I love the look of the resist dyed scarf you showed a bit ago...remided me of a piece of bacon...lol

I cannot wait to see what the dye will look like with this bag.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Peebee!
Nicola--What a great idea!! I'll have to get some large round cord to have on hand!!
Kelly--The title may have misled you. I didn't dye the bag this time...I used one of the resist-dyed pieces that I made with Chad as an accent on the bag flap.