Sunday, July 22, 2012

Portugal- Pinky-Orange "Dreads" Purse- Part 2 of 2

Dampened pieces of silk and merino roving are used to form spirals.

 
Here they are, all in place, and after a bit of rubbing.

 
The finished purse front...



...and back.
 
At home and in a different light...

...you can better see the alternating pink and orange 'dreads'...

 
...and how a bit of blocking made for a nicer overall shape.



Now, I just have to figure out what kind of strap to make for it... 
 
...any ideas?!?!

 
I really enjoyed making this purse...

...and the (new to me) 'dreads' technique is one that I'm sure I'll use again in the future.

Unfortunately, it has joined a small pile of WIPs...

...and I'm anxious to figure out what to do about the strap so I can finish (and use) it!

I have some pink leather left over from an earlier project...

...but I think the color might be a bit too washed out.

A darker leather, perhaps...

...or something braided?

What about a felt cord...

...or a narrow denim (or other fabric) strap?

If you have an opinion, idea, or suggestion that you'd like to share...

...please leave a comment on this post.

I feel certain that a little inspiration from you...

...might be all I need to get 'unstuck'!! :)

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4 comments:

Rachel said...

Plaited felt, perhaps, using the same colours? Or, perhaps it would be better to use cream leather or wool for the strap, so that the "dreads" can take centre stage?

Terrie said...

Always love your spirals. A denim or leather strap may go well, my two cents. The flap look is what I would do again. The technique is great.

Voie de Vie said...

I'd go with something leather. And I love those spirals on the back!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies!! I should have time to fiddle with it this week, fingers crossed!!