Thursday, October 13, 2011

CFG Raw Fleece Purse #2- Part 2 of 2

After attaching the strap...back side.

 


The purse front.

 


With the addition of a button closure.

 


A close up of the tagua nut (corozo) button...

 

...notice how the brown Icelandic fleece has migrated through the layers of white wool roving to the inside of the bag?



This bag is delightfully wild...

 


...and I especially love the different shades of color in the locks...

...(could it be that this sheep visited her hairdresser regularly for highlights?!?!?!) Giggle.

 


I debated the color of the leather strap on this bag for some time...

...since I had pieces of both brown leather and natural deer-hide.

In the end, though, I decided that the brown was not exactly the right shade...

...and that the lighter strap echoed the paler color of the sunburnt fleece tips.

After machine stitching the strap to the purse...

...I used a pair of sharp scissors to cut a hole for the button closure.

Using waxed beading thread...

...I stitched all around the buttonhole opening for strength.

Then, keeping in mind the placement of the buttonhole...

...I hand-stitched a tagua nut button to the inside of the purse.

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24 comments:

Viltalakim said...

this looks great too, please don´t stop making new things you have talent ;-) enjoy your day!!
loves,

HADIAH SCHUMACHER said...

Hello Heather, you've right, it's more productiv to have a studio.
Your bag is realy sheepy :-)and so naturly sturdy, very nice!
Hadiah

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kim...you're sweet! XXO-
Hadiah--Thanks! You should post photos of your living room 'after' you've moved everthing to the studio...I'll bet it looks very different!! :)

vilterietje said...

wowzer!!!!!!!:)

Jeanette Nord said...

Heather you rock! And thanks for giving me a delightful image in my head of a sheep at the hairdressers....that made my day! Thanks!

FeltersJourney said...

Luuurve it!!! These are beuatifully coloured locks Heather. A wonderful wilde woman bag :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--:)
Jeanette--I'm glad you thought it was funny! :)
Deborah--Yes...it's been quite the 'coversation starter' since I've been carrying it! :)

Rachel said...

Beautifully shaggy and woolly!

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

That is a delightful bag! I bet it will be a good conversation starter, too. Beautiful work.

Happy Mommy said...

The photos don't do that bag justice. It is 10 times more WILD in person!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Thanks!
L&M-Yes...and it's quite a feat, explaining how it was made to 'non-fiber' people! :)
Leann--Grin.

WonderWhyGal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE
It is so beautiful!

Heather Woollove said...

Awwwww, shucks Andrea! :)

Via Verde Farm said...

This is the coolest purse!! Fantastically wild. Love it!

Spinster Beth said...

Where the Wild Things (bags) Are!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies!! I do enjoy the weird projects best, I think! :)

Kelly said...

Squeeeee!! I love this!!!!! It's so earthy and natural!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly!

Sandie Knapp said...

Oh my, that is such a wild and wooly bag!!! I bet you get all kinds of comments on that one. I think the Icelandic fleece is lovely, and the shades of coloring really stand out. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--I love the variegated coloring in this fleece, too!

Het Wolbeest said...

This bag looks absolutely stunning! and WILD. I love it!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Alexandra! I can't wait to see YOURS!

red2white said...

Beautiful, Heather!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Monika! XXO-