Friday, March 1, 2013

Tablet Cover- Part 2 of 2

Fulling the fully felted piece.

 
The finished piece (damp and unblocked)...

...on the 'many squares' side...



 ...and on the side with the opening.
 
The blocked and dried piece from the back...

...with the flap folded over...

 
...and fully opened up.



A view of the front side.

 
 After the addition of a leather loop...
 
...and vintage button.

 
For me, having sections of finished pre-felt...

...is like having money in the bank. :)

It's a real shortcut to be able to cut discrete shapes from it...

...and use them as design elements in my larger projects.

As you can see, the pre-felt melts into the piece during felting...

...yet the shapes remain true and clear.

I added a strip of leather for a closure...

...and a vintage button from my collection finished it off.

My friend tells me that her cat likes the feel of it so much...

...that she will search for it in her tote bag! :)

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14 comments:

Mattie Versteegen said...

It looks great! I like it! Pre-felt is a realy nice material to work with. I use it quite often for making motivs.

Rachel said...

Maybe you should make one especially for the cat to play with - fill it with catnip and distract him from your friend's handbag!

Truly Myrtle said...

It's very clever the way the pieces to that - you'd imagine that they'd want to stay on the surface... I love colours of this one.

Heather Woollove said...

Mattie--Thank you! Yes, you use it to great effect in your scarves and wraps!
Rachel--Hahaha...great idea! :)
TM--Thank-you. I had made another scarf with the mauve and green, so I just needed to find a coordinating color for the main bag!

Janine said...

It looks great the finished piece, I have to make more prefelt ;)) thanks again for explaining, have a great weekend!!

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Torebka fantastyczna, zwłaszcza ta fioletowa. Z niecierpliwością oczekuję kolejnych pomysłów. Tymczasem ja uczyłam filcowania przedszkolaków.

Felting Sunshine said...

I like the squares. I always say I will make a bunch of pre felt to keep for these types of projects. Do you make your own or do you buy them?

Heather Woollove said...

Janine--I look forward to seeing your new
'pre-felt-centric' projects! :)
Karolina--How wonderful that you're getting a chance to teach feltmaking!
Kelly--I've been making a lot of pre-felt since my class with Marjolein last summer. They are not hard to do and you can really control your colors and the pre-felt thickness! XO-

Terrie said...

You make pretty stuff with pre-felts. It looks melted into it. Amazing.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--Thank-you! You should check out Mattie's blog here: http://mattieversteegen.blogspot.com/
She makes absolutely lovely, lightweight nuno scarves with pre-felt pieces...right up your alley!

FeltersJourney said...

It is lovely Heather!
Your prefelt squares have incorporated beautifully.
I was getting mixed up reading the first post.. I thought the squares would stand proud like the last many squares project :) (which was also lovely!) Just remembered that had squares cut from felt lol.
Great work xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--You're absolutely right! The (nearly identical) projects that I did with squares earlier featured wool felt squares. Different effects with different kinds of squares...and these didn't 'pop off' like some of them did when I used the finished wool squares! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

I LOVE your tablet cover. The colors are great, it is totally practical, and looks wonderful. And it is soft in the hand when being carried as well. Congratulations!! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks! You and I share a love for practical gifts! :)