Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"Snowperson" Bag Swap Gift- Part 2 of 2

The finished bag.

 
Drawstring cord made with grosgrain ribbon and leather.

 
A 'regal' profile. ;)

 
A view from the front.

 
The carded Border Leicester locks...

...give the bag a delightfully shimmery and bumpy texture...

 
...just like a 'real' snowball!

 
The drawstring can be tightened...

 
...or loosened for easy access to the bag's contents.

 
The idea behind using batts made from carded locks...

...was to create a textural felt that would mimic the rough surface of a snowman.

Working with such unexpectedly filthy locks, however...

...made me worry that the finished bag would have the 'dirty slush' look of a real snowman, as well...

...and that's a bit too much verisimilitude for my taste!!

Happily, as I continued to felt the project (using extra soap)...

...the bag became as white as...erm...the driven snow. :)

For the bag closure, I fashioned a 'bolo tie' sort of cincture...

...from grosgrain ribbon and small pieces of leather.

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4 comments:

Rachel said...

It's a fabulous bag - looks like such fun!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--My swap friend is going to put LED lights in it and use it as a decoration. Genius!!

Sandie Knapp said...

I see you pulled it off again. Another masterpiece. Love it!!

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks!! :)