Thursday, November 10, 2011

Two Projects From Art Batts- Part 2 of 4



Covering the resist with fiber.


Adding deep red roving for the inner layer, plus a layer of cotton gauze for strength.


The back of the finished purse...


...and the front.


Vintage buttons change a rather dull purse into something special!


I barely had time to finish felting this bag...

...before my middle daughter whisked it off for herself.

Since it wasn't the most exciting bag I had ever made...

...she jazzed it up with a bunch of vintage buttons from my stash!

You can see that she didn't even wait for a sunny day to photograph it properly...

...but into her suitcase it went, and off to Minneapolis! :)

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Mystery resist...


...can you guess what this will become?

(Felter's Fling participants will certainly know!!) :)


Next time: the mystery is solved! Giggle.

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12 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

Oh yay - I love buttons! What a perfect embellishment for that bag - it looks really sweet!

Mmmm that resist is very interesting.. can't think what it might be though. Roll on the next post :)
xx

Patty Biermans said...

I really don't know!!I'm very excited and can't wait.. To me it looks like a boat? :D I like what she did with the bagg!!! hugzz...peebee

vilterietje said...

oooooh love the purse, but without the buttons, am allergic for buttons, only when i can use them i'm not allergic, but buttons for fun, how beautiful they may be, brrrrrrrrrrr!

WonderWhyGal said...

oooh, I LOVE that bag all jazzed up with buttons. I have a gorgeous button from Jone that I need to have her drill to add my bag I created at Fiber Festival. I'm so glad I got to meet her via you. Anyways, very curious about the mystery resist.

Rachel said...

Well, isn't it wonderful to have your work so well appreciated!

red2white said...

I love it that you daughter loves your felt, how cool, not all kids are like this. The bag has beautiful shape.

Senna said...

A fantastic bag. The colors are great and the accent with buttons is very funny and beauty. Best regards Senna

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Thanks!
Peebee--Nope, not a boat! :)
Riet--You like only functional buttons...did I get that right?
Andrea--Jone's fused glass buttons are so much fun, aren't they?!?!
Rachel and Monika--I only have one daughter out of four who really likes felt and I do appreciate her for this!! :)
Senna--I'm so glad you stopped by...thanks!!

Elizabeth said...

The resist is a hat in the shape of a crown! Maybe?

Heather Woollove said...

Elizabeth---The mystery is solved in today's post! :)

Stefanie Seltner said...

Me too, I love the buttons, really beautiful bag! Schöne Grüße, Stefanie.

Heather Woollove said...

Stefanie--Thanks so much! I'm glad you stopped by!! XXO-