Sunday, March 17, 2013

'Silk Bits' Nuno-Felted Bag- Part 3 of 4

The fully felted piece...

...shaped for drying.

 
The front of the bag with opening...

 
...and the back of the bag with pleats.

 
The silk 'felted-into' the wool in a lovely, nubby fashion...

 
...and the dyed silk colors remained bright and strong...

 
...despite all of the warm water, soap and 'enthusiastic' agitation!

 
Trimming a piece of green leather for a closure...



...and punching holes into it for a button attachment. 
 
With this project...

...I tried something a little new with the shaping...

...and because my friend uses a small backpack more often than she does a purse...

...I created an asymmetrical opening for a different kind of closure.

Next time: the finished bag...

...with green leather straps.

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12 comments:

Janine said...

This getting better and better, love the colouring and the texture, can't wait to see the final project Heather. Have a nice sunday!

Felting Sunshine said...

Wow the colors pop on this! Another fabulous post and project. You are so inspiring Heather!

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Kolorystyka fantastyczna. Najbardziej spodobała się mojemu mężowi. On lubi takie kolorowe abstrakcje. Im bardziej kolorowo tym bardziej zadowolony.

FeltersJourney said...

Amazing! LOVE the colours and new shape! Can't wait to see it finished
xx

Rachel said...

It looks really vivid and bright. Such fun!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, everyone!! I loved using the dyed silk that way...just scraps, but what a color punch!! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

That is really pretty! I love all those bright, happy colors. Can't wait to see the finished results. :)

Terrie said...

Beautiful color palette and texture. Can't wait to see the finish look. Heather, you're creative and inspiring.

Jane Perala said...

LOVE all the bright and happy colours! Can't wait to see it finished.

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks!
Terriea--You are very kind.
Jane--I'm glad that this project is keeping your interest!

Melissa Plank said...

This is SO pretty!

Heather Woollove said...

Melissa--Thanks so much!