Thursday, October 27, 2011

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

Sewing the floral pocket lining to the inner bag flap.


The finished inside pocket.


Sewing on the resist-dyed accent piece.


The finished bag from the back...


...and in close-up (I think you can really see the purple/blue color blend here).


The bag front with tagua nut button...


...and up close.


When I returned home from the Creative Felt Gathering this year...

...with several lovely but modestly-sized resist-dyed felt pieces...

...I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them!

Certainly, they would be delightful as framed art pieces...

...and some might even be large enough to use in fashioning a zippered change purse or two.

So far, however, this is the only one that I've used...

...because it seemed clear to me that this bag (in these colors)...

...was just meant for this particular piece of patterned felt! :)

I machine stitched it to the flap of the bag...

...sewing very close to the edges of the resist-dyed piece...

...and placing it in such a way as to allow for a centered button closure.

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28 comments:

yvette said...

really beautiful!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks so much, Yvette! XXO-

vilterietje said...

heather, it's so imple and so beautiful:)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Riet!!

WonderWhyGal said...

It's beautiful and the fabric really helps POP the variations of blue in the felted purse. Your bags and purses really are rock star!

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea-You're such a cutie!!

Rachel said...

Absolutely - they were made for each other!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Now I'll just have to 'let inspiration strike' with the rest of the pieces! :)

Maggie Neale said...

Beautiful blue on this bag and I love how you have embelished it. I've done a bit of needle felting and really want to do nuno sometime this winter...so much to do, sigh.

Heather Woollove said...

Maggie--Thanks. I'm so glad you stopped by!

pinkundine said...

Beautiful :) I love the richness of the colour.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Natalie!

Loco Lindy said...

That's a great way to use your resist-dyed piece! (I need to come up with some things to use from my class with Chad, too). Your blogs always give such great details, Heather :)

Heather Woollove said...

Lindy--Thanks! If you come up with any great 'uses' for them...let me know...I'm just kind of letting them sit in a pile for now until I can think about it a bit more! :)

Kathryn Ray said...

I know I say this a lot (and clearly everyone agrees)... Heather, your bags are just beautiful. :-)

karen said...

hey, how are you? I hope you are all good...you and your girls!!

storiedyarns said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous bag, well done!!!

Jess

Carlin said...

Wow. Felting is something I have yet to really try and so I'm always absolutely amazed by the beautiful things people like you create.

Terrie said...

Pretty and practical bag. It must have took lots of time making it. I hope to follow you to do this.

Melissa Plank said...

Awesome bag, I love all the detail you show from start to finish! Another stellar project!

Melissa said...

Love the use of material for the accent. Awesome job.

Voie de Vie said...

Isn't it great when a piece speaks to you like that? It's perfect in that bag (which is also pretty cool).

Vivian said...

I'm amazed how much detail is involved in making the bag. I went to a purse class once, taught by Lorna of Lorna's Lace fame, and we spent at least an hour talking about zippers and buttons.

Another wonderful creation as always!

Spinster Beth said...

Very nice!

AllyB said...

Vibrant and playful colors and a great button choice. You are so very creative. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Heather Woollove said...

Kathryn--Thanks!
Karen--We are all doing well. My middle daughter is in Minneapolis for grad school and has never been through a 'real' winter before... so she's already calling me for warmer clothing!! :)
Jess and Carlin--Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Terrie--I'd love to see what you make of this technique!
Melissa and Denise--Thanks!!
Vivian--Hahaha...I rarely use zippers (I CAN do them, but I find them 'fiddly'...and who needs to talk that long about buttons?) Har.
Beth and Ally--Thanks!!

Sandie Knapp said...

And it turned out perfectly lovely too. Even to a person that has never been thrilled with blue, this is a very pretty bag. I love the cloth accent piece too. Really sets it off. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Neither you nor I are 'blue girls', are we?! :) Thanks so much!!