Thursday, April 19, 2012

"The Starry Night" Purse- Part 2 of 2

The finished bag (front)...

 
...and in close-up.

(I think that this photograph makes it look like one big eye and a funny bulbous nose!!)

 
The bag back...

 
...and a detail of the dyed tussah silk additions...

...so shimmery!

 
I used a vintage button to close this purse...

 
...and I did hand-stitch the flap (below) closed...

...prior to giving it as a gift.

(Sorry-no photo.)

 
The 'resist twins' shown together...(fronts)...

 
...and backs

 
So, there you have it...

...two different purses made from the same resist.


It's interesting, isn't it, how slightly different wools and lengths of felting...

...so altered the size and shape of each bag?!?



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36 comments:

Natalie said...

These are beautiful!
x

red2white said...

so so sweet, Heather, and pro made!

Natalie said...

Hi Heather,

Me Again :-D

I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. (You can find more info on my Blog).

Thank you for being such an inspiration. your creations are wonderful!

x

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I LOVE this bag too.
That style is very eye catching and so is the design on both purses.

The recipient should be very pleased with the gift.

Heather Woollove said...

Natalie--Thank you for the honor of this award!
Monika--I'm glad you like it. :)
Andrea--Even though it's not orange?!?! Giggle.

Rachel said...

It's the details of how each type of fibre or thread responds to our work with it that make working with textiles so endlessly fascinating, isn't it!

Jess Schleicher said...

I love your work. This is amazing.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--You are so right!! It's magic, isn't it?!?
Jess--Thank you so much! :)

Patty Biermans said...

But...they are béééautiful!! hugzz....peebee

Becky J said...

Both bags are beautiful. I love your unusual resist shapes. Very inspiring, thank you for sharing.
Becky x

Heather Woollove said...

Peebee--I'm glad you like them!! :)
Becky--You're welcome. It's fun to create different resist shapes.

Terrie said...

Marvellous piece. Reminds me Van Gogh's Starry Night. Pretty and functional.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terrie!! XXO-

Truly Myrtle said...

I love your bags - they are such beautiful colours :)

Becky Utecht said...

You never cease to amaze me. Love the Starry Night bag too!

Andria said...

You are so talented. Both of those bags are wonderful. I can't get over how awesome that seahorse is.

Heather Woollove said...

Myrtle--Thank you!
Becky--I thought you might get a kick out of seeing the 'twin' to yours! :)
Andria--You are very kind. Thanks!

Lois said...

Fun. I think it looks like a rabbit when the top is folded back!

Dawn Friske said...

This bag is fantastic too! You are very talented and creative!

FeltersJourney said...

This is luuurvly.. as is its resist twin! I love them both.

You are right.. you could make a fabulous cartoon face bag (maybe with raw fleece hair) on this resist :)
xx

Voie de Vie said...

OhMyBob - those are super!!!! The seahorse on the aquatic twin is inspired. The recipients should be very pleased.

Heather Woollove said...

Lois--You're right...this resist is very 'rabbit-shaped'! :)
Dawn--Thank you so much!
Deborah--Thanks! Hahaha...I have one that you haven't yet seen that kind of looks like a hairy horse face (different resist, though)!! :)
Denise--Thanks! I'm glad you like them!

Emily said...

Stunning! I love that shade of blue!

Vivian said...

The two purses together do look like twins, but each with amazing character!

With all that cutting and trimming, you must generate a lot of fabric and fiber scraps. What do you do with them? (I can't imagine you tossing them.) Maybe that's another tutorial ;-)

Spinster Beth said...

"Starry Night" is my most favorite painting, so I really appreciate the handbag you made! It's lovely!

I'll be at MD S&W early on Saturday. I go as close to 0900 as possible. I go as early as I can every year ... I'm just convinced that if I go later, all the good stuff will be gone!

Heather Woollove said...

Emily--Thank-you!
Vivian--I do keep my finished felt scraps and make different things with them. :) I have spun them (along with roving) into art yarn, have done this: http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2011/02/two-projects-made-from-leftover-felt.html and this: http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2010/11/terrible-top-purse-repurposed-part-2.html
...but Vivian, did you notice that I was talking to YOU, here? http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2012/04/pre-felt-centipede-scarf-tutorial-part_15.html (Giggle)
Beth--I used to try to be the first one there on Sat., but then 3 years ago or so it was SO hot and crowded that I vowed never to attend on the first day again.
Alas...we will meet another time! :)

Jeanny House said...

These are so beautiful. Works of art, really. What a joy to have come across them today. Thank you.

Heather Woollove said...

Jeanny--How kind of you to say so!!

Janine said...

Heather, how I love your bags, I hope you don't mind that i pinterest them? I love to show my friends how great your work is, have a great weekend. janine

Heather Woollove said...

Janine--How kind of you, and yes, it's fine...'pin' away! :)

Senna said...

Hello,

A wonderful bag and I marvel always the at the interesting form of your bags.

Best regards Senna

Heather Woollove said...

Senna--Thank you! I enjoy making new bag shapes. :)

Sandie Knapp said...

And both of them are really nice, but my preference is for the sea life. LOL I like fishies. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks! :)

geeky Heather said...

Both of those purses are AMAZING!! Great work! And my favorite color, too. =)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Heather! Yes...blue seems to be a fav for a lot of women! (Not me, I'm an 'orange grrl'!) :)