Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Organza-Embellished Two-Layer Purse- Part 1 of 3

Snipping (and then tearing) organza fabric into strips.

 
Laying out wool and fabric for an inner pocket.

 
Covering side one with layers of blue and white merino roving.

 
Placing organza strips on the resist surface for side two...

 
...and adding a second pocket.

 
Mid-way through felting...

...cutting open the end of the felt and removing the resist.

 
Turning the project 'right-side' out...

 
...and removing the pocket resists.

 
If you think that this fabric looks a bit familiar...

...you would be absolutely right!

It's the tail end of some well-loved yardage...

...that has felted-in beautifully for me over the years.

Next time: the lining is sorted out...

...and the bag starts to take shape.

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10 comments:

Zed said...

That organza looks really nice :)

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, this is looking lovely.

Mattie Versteegen said...

I think you can teach me a lot about felting bags and purses.
Grt.Mattie

Rachel said...

The organza looks lovely, and will produce a gorgeous effect, I'm sure!

Sandie Knapp said...

Looking good so far! :)

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Musze się przyznać, że specjalnie nie wrzucam tego to piszesz do translate, gdyż zawsze bawię się w zgadywankę co tym razem tworzysz. Sprawia mi to dużo frajdy. Pozdrawiam

Heather Woollove said...

Zed-I love that organza and I'm afraid that I might have used the last bit. :(
Andrea-Thanks! Hoping to see you on Saturday.
Mattie-I hope we'll meet up one day and We can share feltmaking tips!
Rachel-I hope you'll like the finished bag!
Sandie-Thank-you!
Karolina-I'm glad you enjoy the guessing.:)

Janine said...

Wow, how exciting with the organza! Looks cool already!

Zed said...

Oh, no :(
I hope you can find some more. I have a gorgeous embroidered one which I don't have much left of. I only usually see plain or two tone organzas here.

Heather Woollove said...

Janine- Thanks"
Zed-I agree...striped organza is hard to find!