Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Finished WIP: 'Sandwich Felt' Purse- Part 2 of 2

The back side of the dyed felt piece.

 
My 'custom-sized' resist with variegated wool roving.

 
The various elements of the purse. :)



The finished bag...
 
...with front flap open...

 
...peering inside...

 
...and, again, from the 'outside'.

 
It's a great feeling to finish a long-standing WIP!

 
After seeing how much nicer the felt looked after dyeing...

...I was inspired to create a resist to match its 'tooth-shaped' profile...

...and turn it into a purse!

Using variegated roving in blue and grey...

...I created a purse body that would 'just fit' inside the folded felt...

...plus a long cord for the strap.

I stitched the back flap securely to the felt lining...

...and allowed the dyed piece to act as the front flap of the purse.

Since I'm already a month late for my annual Blog anniversary giveaway...

...I would like to offer this purse as a gift to one of you!

If you would like to be entered in the drawing for this bag...

...please leave a comment on this post by midnight (EST) on Wednesday, November 7th...

...and make sure that I have a way to contact you!

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10 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

It's beautiful. As someone who owns one of your bags, anyone who gets this will be one lucky person.

Rachel said...

A great way to make something useful from something that had had you perplexed for a while - well done!

Karen said...

Wow and now you have a beautiful purse, It looks stunning Heather :)
A generous giveaway and i'm sure whoever receive this will be very happy xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--You are very sweet...thank-you!!!
Rachel--A relief, actually! :)
Karen--Thanks very much.
(You are all entered in the drawing!)

Ruth said...

Isn't it great to finish a UFO? The bag turned out wonderfully and I would love to be entered into the drawing! Thanks for offering such a generous prize :)

Heather Woollove said...

Ruth--Thanks! I've added you to the list, too!

Terrie said...

Very rich texture and charming color. Anyone received this purse will surely love it. I'm using the one you're generously gave out is so warm in the coming days. Leave the chances for the lucky ones.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--Thank you! I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying my gift!!

FeltersJourney said...

This turned out lovely Heather! It feels SO GOOD giving a new lease of life to a piece of felt thats been sitting waiting to become something.

I can't believe another year has passed by! A belated happy blog-iversary to you :) xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Thanks for your happy wishes! XO-