Friday, March 15, 2013

'Silk Bits' Nuno-Felted Bag- Part 2 of ?

Wetting out side one of the bag.

 
Adding an additional layer of roving...

...plus a small foam resist...



...followed by a layer of silk gauze...

...and 'off camera', an additional layer of wool roving over the silk...

...to make a pocket.
 
After felting for a time...

...removing the pocket resist.

 
Cutting the purse opening along the edges of my pre-felt 'frame'.

 
Removing the 'main' resist...

 
...and turning the project right-side out.

 
Additional felting and fulling finishes it off.

 
After covering both sides of the resist with layers of wool roving...

...I made an internal pocket using layers of wool and silk...

...with a small resist between them.

After felting for a time...

...I removed both resists, turned the project right-side out...

...and continued to felt and full the piece until it was finished.

Next time: The purse is shaped for drying.

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12 comments:

Janine said...

I couldn't imagen how it would become, but this is again so fun looking, and so great ready. Your technique is great Heather, this looks so fun!!! Have a great weekend.

Rachel said...

It's going to be a wonderfully colourful piece!

WonderWhyGal said...

Ooooooh! I am loving the colors on this purse. I can't wait to see it finished.

Melissa Plank said...

Gorgeous, both inside and out!

Heather Woollove said...

Janine--I fiddled around with this one a bit in the drying process...you'll see. :)
Rachel--Yes...Lorin's dyeing is spectacular!
Andrea--Thank-you!
Melissa--Thanks so much! It's good to hear from you...I missed you! :)

Jess Schleicher said...

I love seeing your work progress.

FeltersJourney said...

oooo look at all those lovely colours! Looking forward to the next post :)
x

Vivian said...

It's like magic, wa la! there is a purse! You'll have to start making videos to show us how you turn it this way and add it that way to make the magic happen :-)

Seriously, you should offer a class!

Felting Sunshine said...

fabulous colors! I cannot wait to see the shaped bag!

Heather Woollove said...

Jess--Thanks for your interest!
Deborah--I'm not even sure how many there'll be this time...I'm just writing one at a time and when I run out of photos, that will end it! Grin.
Vivian--Hahaha...never!! I have a horrible voice 'on camera'...like a little girl's! :)
Kelly--It's pretty different, that's for sure! :)

Grazyna said...

Bella !!!

Heather Woollove said...

Grazyna--Thank-you! :)