Wednesday, March 13, 2013

'Silk Bits' Nuno-Felted Bag- Part 1 of ?

Assembling strips of hand-dyed silk, pre-felt and soap 'glue'...

...along with my foam underlayment resist.

 
Laying out bits of silk plus a rectangle of pre-felt on side one...

 
...and covering them with wool roving.

 
Making a large pre-felt 'frame' from several smaller pieces.

(This is one of the few times that I reach for a felting needle)...

 
...and adding it (along with more strips of silk) to side two.

 
Covering side two with wool roving.

 
Wetting out side one...

 
Adding additional layers of hand-dyed roving to each side of the resist.

 
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Congratulations to the winner of the drawing for my three felted bracelets...

...Mattie Versteegen!

(Mattie--please e-mail your mailing address to me at woollove-fiberart(at)hotmail(dot)com)

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Today's bag was a Christmas gift for a very special friend...

...and it was constructed much like this earlier project.

Using leftover silk scraps, given to me by my friend, Lorin Fields...

..I laid out a design on the plastic resist.

I also added a 'footer' (the rectangular piece of pre-felt) to side one...

...and a pre-felt 'frame' to side two...

...followed by more roving on each side.

Next time: an interior pocket is added...

...and the felting begins!

13 comments:

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Już zapowiada się bardzo ciekawie. Maja, moja córka lubi właśnie takie kolory.

Rachel said...

I always find myself bewildered when I look at the resist, trying to work out what you have in mind - this one has me truly intrigued!

Katie said...

That's going to be cool!

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--My daughters like bright colors, too, like your Maja!
Rachel--Hahaha...I live to intrigue!
Katie--Thank-you!

Mattie Versteegen said...

Thank you, Heather for the winning bracelets. I am a lucky person.
I am anxious to see what the purse is going to look like next time. In any case, the colours are nice and bright.
Grt.Mattie

Janine said...

Thank you for explaining this again so well, this looks so exciting. Geeat with allt the vits and parts, looks so colourfull.

Heather Woollove said...

Mattie--You're very welcome!
Janine--Thank-you! Yes...this one is quite vibrant! :)

FeltersJourney said...

This is going to be lovely and bright and interesting!
x

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Oh, I hope you'll like the finished bag!:)

Lorin said...

I was watching carefully as you laid it all out and thinking some of those colors are familiar....and to my surprise, they really were mine! so glad you used them in such a successful piece. I will plan to save you more, as I've several scarves to construct in next few weeks...

xoxo
ljf

Heather Woollove said...

Lorin-Thanks so much! Your vibrantly dyed scraps are like gold to me! :)

Lorin said...

I will make a special effort my dear to save them for you rather than just tossing them when I'm trimming edges...seeing your mastery in the composition gives them a longer lifespan.

xoxo
Lorin

Heather Woollove said...

Lorin--Thanks! I love your zesty colors!! XO-